Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute

Note: The Fall 2020 Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute has now passed. Check back for more information on future iterations of the Institute and visit the Civitas google site to learn about other Civitas offerings.

Are you interested in participating in meaningful conversation about current events, social justice, racism, and the impact of COVID-19? Are you looking to celebrate & strengthen community through action and words? Are you available to join us for 5 virtual sessions and participate in a small group for reflection? If yes, read on to learn more about the Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute, an exciting offering for Fall 2020. Also, visit the Civitas google site to learn more about the Institute and about other Civitas offerings.

The Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute was designed around the concept of civitas, which calls us to reflect upon our role as citizens, the shared responsibility involved with living in a democracy, our common purpose, and community building.  The Institute is an active learning experience, combining reflection, conversation, and engagement to address the tumult and pain experienced in our nation and across our world. It is a place to find strength and hope, and to celebrate community within Holy Cross and beyond. And certainly not least, it is a place for us to gather while physically apart. 

The Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute provides an opportunity to join student-led group discussions around the topics that help to bring understanding and direct action. Topics include: Service and our Jesuit Mission; The Two Feet of Service & Justice; Racial & Economic Disparities in the U.S.; The Critical Role of Hope in Community Engagement; and Living a Life of Service & Justice. Woven into each of these topics will be conversation about current events associated with racial justice and the pandemic.

Session and Registration Information

Most sessions will be asynchronous beginning October 18, 2020 through November 15, 2020. October 18th and November 15th will be live sessions. You are still able to participate if you are unable to attend the live sessions. Registration will begin on Monday, September 28th and close at the end of the day on October 12th. Please email with any questions or if you would like to receive a reminder email when registration opens.