• Civic Engagement_Community Service

    Civic Engagement and Community Service

    Growing out of Hamline University’s vision to be “locally engaged and globally connected” and the Wesley Center’s statement of purpose, Civic Engagement and Community Service programs include "LEAP into St. Paul," which introduces students to opportunities for engagement and service with a variety of local community organizations.

    Signature Programs

    Catalyst Alternative Spring Break Trips

    Catalyst uses direct service to investigate questions of social justice and community. These trips are designed to provide students with an opportunity to participate in community service projects over spring break. Each trip is led by student leaders and supported by staff resource persons. Learn more.

    Contact: Margot Howard | mhoward03@hamline.edu

    Community Service Advising

    We offer support for students and/or student organizations who seek to engage in community service. Stop by the Wesley Center or schedule an appointment to learn more about community partners and/or community service opportunities. We encourage you to meet with the Coordinator of Community Service Initiatives. Browse our list of current volunteer opportunities in the Twin Cities area.

    Hamline to Hamline Collaboration

    The Hamline to Hamline Collaboration is an over 125 year relationship between Hamline Elementary and Hamline University. University students can volunteer through a variety of opportunities. For example, the Hand in Hand volunteer program pairs Hamline University students with Hamline Elementary students to provide mentorship at the elementary school. Learn more.

    Hamline Votes

    Presidential Election day is Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Get prepared for the election: learn how to register and locate your polling place. Take part in getting out the vote. Learn more.

    HU Better Together Campaign

    Better Together is an initiative run through the Interfaith Youth Core. By finding common values between faith and nonfaith groups we can have engaging conversations, tell stories, and do meaningful service work. Visit our Facebook page.

    Contact: bettertogether@hamline.edu

    LEAP into St. Paul

    LEAP into St. Paul is an annual orientation program which introduces first-year students to opportunities for community engagement with the neighborhoods and communities that surround them with their First Year Seminar course. Learn more.

    STLF - Students Today Leaders Forever

    An optimistic group of students who engage in servant leadership to create positive life experience. With a mission to reveal leadership through service relationships and action.

    Contact: Margot Howard | mhoward03@hamline.edu

    Values in Action

    An opportunity-based program of service work for students who identify as secular or non-theistic (Atheist, Humanist, Agnostic, Unitarian Universalist or anyone). Join our Facebook group for updates and events.