Stories

As students around the country find meaningful ways to participate in American civic life, here we share inspiring stories of engagement and ideas for best practices from across the institutions that have committed to the principles of Engage 2020.

Stories of Engagement

Trinity College: TrinVotes! Initiative Encourages Trinity Community to Register and Vote

Trinity College: TrinVotes! Initiative Encourages Trinity Community to Register and Vote

Led by a group of Trinity College students, staff, and faculty members, a new initiative called TrinVotes! is designed to increase the college’s voter registration and election participation, especially among students who are first-time voters. A letter to the community in February from Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and Trinna Larsen ’20, president of Trinity’s Student…
Wesleyan University: Students Join Political Campaigns, Organizations for Summer E2020 Initiative

Wesleyan University: Students Join Political Campaigns, Organizations for Summer E2020 Initiative

This summer, 16 students will promote democracy and broaden their engagement with the public sphere through Wesleyan’s Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020) Fund. The initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for building civic preparedness among students, faculty, and staff, and for…
Brooklyn Law School: Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic

Brooklyn Law School: Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic

In a time of severe economic crisis for many low-income and contingent workers, Brooklyn Law School has announced that it will launch this summer the Pandemic Employment Relief Clinic (PERC), a legal assistance project to address these immediate needs. Under the supervision of Professor Minna Kotkin, director of the Law School’s Employment Law Clinic, students will have…
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