At the CPI you can...
✔ Develop Skills ✔ Apply your Learning
✔ Serve the Public Good ✔ Foster Partnerships
✔ Make a Difference ✔ Find Connections
The Center for Public Impact (CPI) helps students engage with the community and challenges you to become a reflective learner and engaged citizen. We are a great starting point to find community engagement activities and community-based learning courses to get the experiences and develop the skills necessary for effective community action.
We look forward to working with you to develop your civic action plan for the impact you want to have while at BGSU and beyond.
America ReadsMake a difference in the lives of youth as a paid Federal Work-Study tutor in all subjects working with students in area schools and programs
BG Alternative BreaksCollaborate with communities experiencing social injustices by learning about, providing direct service for, and reflecting on a specific social issue during BGSU academic breaks
BGSU BuildsConstruct, fund-raise for, and coordinate builds in partnership with Habitat for Humanity while learning about housing and poverty-related issues
BGSU Ending HungerLearn about local food insecurity resources or get involved in the movement to end hunger at BGSU, in the community, and globally by volunteering and raising awareness
BGSU VotesGet help registering to vote, get information about elections and political engagement, or volunteer to register voters and encourage civic engagement
Community-Based Learning Courses
A community-based learning course (also known as service-learning) combines regular coursework, community engagement, and reflection. A community-based learning course also provides an opportunity for students, faculty members, and community partners to engage in organized community activities that address community-identified needs. The experience pushes you to reflect on engagement activities to gain a further understanding of the curricular content, enhance your personal values, and increase your sense of social responsibility.
Community Engagement Update
Sign up for the Community Engagement Update, our weekly newsletter, to stay informed about upcoming community engagement activities, internship opportunities, and other fun civic events!