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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Service Learning During a Time of Pandemic and Protest
It was Spring 2020 and the Steans Center faced a challenge unlike anything in its almost twenty years of supporting service learning at DePaul: how to safely engage students with community when they were no longer attending class in person. During a typical spring term, DePaul has approximately 1000 students engaged with Chicago communities through courses. That Spring, the Center shifted course and staff created Online Community Engagement (OCE), a program faculty employ to encourage dialogue on select topics relevant to curriculum, communities and students.
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