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Irwin W. Steans Center

Welcome to The Steans Center

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.

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Community-based Service Learning Certificate
One-on-one consultation by appointment; contact hdamonmo@depaul.edu


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Telling DePaul’s Community Engagement Story​

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.

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Harrison I. Steans Graduate Fellowship 

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Apply for Graduate Student Funding

Deadline for Fall Quarter 2022: August 31

The Harrison I. Steans Graduate Fellowship supports DePaul students accepted and enrolled in any graduate degree program.

Fellowship projects are designed collaboratively with off-campus organizational partners, focus on social equity, and draw inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Graduate fellows directly apply disciplinary knowledge and skills to build capacity within communities to work toward sustainable social, economic, and/or environmental change.

Fellowships are awarded quarterly, consists of 100 hours per quarter, and are renewable for up to three consecutive quarters.

To apply, click here