• Civic Engagement and Community Service

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    Maggie Blackmon
    Coordinator, Community Service Initiatives mblackmon01@hamline.edu

    Wesley Center
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    St. Paul, MN 55104

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    LEAP into St. Paul 2013

    "LEAP into St. Paul" is an annual orientation program which provides the opportunity for first-year students to learn about opportunities for community engagement and participate in service projects with their First Year Seminar course.
  • 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 “to connect the pursuit of the common good with growth of the whole person, through compassionate action and courageous reflection,” 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. 

    Students interested in volunteer placements can also review the list of volunteer opportunities included on this site. Community organizations wishing to post volunteer opportunities can do so via the "Submit a Volunteer Opportunity" link on the left sidebar menu.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Wesley Center at 651-523-2483. If you would like more information about "LEAP into St. Paul," please contact Maggie Blackmon at mblackmon01@hamline.edu.

    Hamline University and the Wesley Center Proudly welcome the Values in Action Program
    We strive to build bridges with those who are searching, and those who have found their own truths

    The Values in Action program (VIA) is designed for students who identify as Humanist, Unitarian or Atheist to have the opportunity to:
         -Become involved with service work
         -Explore interfaith connections
         -Challenge and continue to break down stereotypes of non-theistic people
         -Work with organizations on campus, as well as in the Twin Cities community
         -Attend events and lectures surrounding humanist service work

    Students who identify as secular can take part in the student-led “Discussion about Religion” series to explore their beliefs further and the possibilities for interfaith collaboration.
    If you have questions or are interested in joining or collaborating with VIA, please contact

    Sofia White
    Student Leader, Values in Action Program

    VIA is inspired by Chris Stedman’s atheist-interfaith work at Harvard and Yale. (Author of Faitheist- How and Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, 2012)
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  • Hamline News
    • Professor Deanna Thompson was recently published in the Huffington Post and delivered a presentation at Boston University School of Theology for a panel presentation for future chaplains.
    • Mark Berkson, religion professor, recently spoke at Unity Church and then presented for the Chinese-American Vegetarian Society.
    • A peer-reviewed journal co-founded and co-edited by Hamline Professor James Coben, as a joint project of Hamline and Shue Yan University in Hong Kong, has been purchased by CCH Hong Kong.
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    The Wesley Center connects pursuit of the common good with growth of the whole person through compassionate action and courageous reflection.
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