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Service Speaks 2019-2020
Staff and students participating in Service Speaks

Service Speaks is an annual conference that highlights the service learning and community engagement work of DePaul students and community partners.  The conference began in 2008 and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018.  Due to COVID-19,  this year the the conference shifted to online format offering profiles of engaged students, community partners and faculty.

Each year, over 3800 DePaul students help to build the capacity of our community partners through community-based service learning courses, internships, and community-based research. These opportunities result in deep learning and significant contributions to the community.

"I’m doing this for my community and it’s so close to me."  Mahum Inaba Ahmed, CSS Scholar

While the pandemic has reshaped how community partners and students interact, service learning is still very much alive in this digital world.

Students have spent the year working for social justice. See stories of service and social justice work told by Community Service Scholarship Scholars, service learning students, community partners, and faculty.

CSS Profiles  In Community Faculty Reflections Student Documentaries