The Steans Center, Egan Office, and the ABCD Institute stand firmly against police violence targeting Black Lives, policies that promote systemic racism, and institutions that condone white supremacy. We are committed to working toward, and reflecting upon, change in solidarity with those who struggle in our communities for freedom, justice, and equality.
Building Job Experience through Building Connections
How DePaul students engaged with the community during an unpredictable year
Student book club at Cook County Jail perseveres amid pandemic
Center partners with Australian Catholic University on community engagement
Service Learning During a Time of Pandemic and Protest
DePaul's mission states that the university supports the integral human development of its students "through its commitment to outstanding teaching, academic excellence, real world experience, community engagement, and systemic change." In 2021, the university launched Collaboratory, a powerful tool for documenting and researching the institution’s commitment to community engagement through teaching, research and service.
Collaboratory is an online platform that provides a space for faculty and staff to collect and share work essential to the university's mission. This includes courses that integrate service learning pedagogy and research, technical assistance and advocacy activities done collaboratively with community partners across Chicago and the world. Collaboratory is essentially a place for DePaul to track, report, connect and plan community engagement and public service activities.
Fellowships are awarded quarterly, consists of 100 hours per quarter, and are renewable for up to three consecutive quarters.