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Annual Service Speaks Conference
Service Speaks 2024

Service Speaks is an annual conference that highlights the service learning and community engagement work of DePaul students and community partners since 2008. 

Each academic year, over 200 courses and programs send students into the community to lift up the assets of our community partners through community-based service learning (CbSL) and project-based classes, a community-based scholarship program, community internships, and community-based research. These connections result in beneficial outcomes for the community organization and provide transformational experiences for our students. 

Service Speaks 2024 will be held at the Lincoln Park Student Center on Friday, May 24th from 10 AM - 2 PM.​
Reserve your tickets today and if you're interested in presenting your work sign-up here​.

The 16th Annual Service Speaks Conference features presentations from community-engaged students and starts w​ith an address from a fellow Demon alum: Edgar Ramirez, CEO of Chicago Commons.  Edgar has extensive experience in campaigns addressing leadership development, green space improvement, and immigration reform. He serves on multiple boards and advisory councils, including the Latino Policy Forum and Illinois Council on Aging and is a Titan 100 CEO. Edgar holds a master's degree in Policy Analysis and Community Organizing from the University of Chicago and a certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management from Harvard Business School. 

Attend Service Speaks to hear from Edgar and other amazing community-engaged presenters!

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