October 16th 2017
Raking leaves. Building a wheelchair ramp. Replacing a porch.
Allegheny students were among hundreds of volunteers who joined together on Saturday to tackle those and more than 100 other service projects throughout Meadville and Crawford County as part of Make a Difference Day, an annual community service event sponsored by the college, the City of Meadville, Meadville Medical Center and The Meadville Tribune.
May 16th 2017
Erin Zehr sees herself as “a person deeply interested in community and justice studies.” So when the Allegheny College sophomore saw an opportunity to connect her academic interests to an all-encompassing program that would help her develop a global perspective, she applied immediately.
Zehr, a global health studies major and a Spanish minor, is one of 14 students who this past year embraced the Global Citizen Scholars program at the College. (more…)
March 15th 2017
Rather than spending spring break relaxing on the beach or vacationing in another country, each year more than 60 Allegheny College students choose to make a difference. These students donate their week off to go into communities and work on service projects across the nation.
Since 1994, Allegheny’s alternative spring break program has sent groups of students to locations as far north as Vermont, as far south as New Orleans and Florida, as far west as South Dakota and as close as Meadville.
Senior Levi Lundell has been on an alternative spring break trip each of his years at Allegheny and is participating again this year. “The bonds I made and the happiness we provide live in my memory, and you grow in your ability to experience different cultures,” he says. (more…)
October 31st 2016
Caitlin Brown ’17; Jonah Raether ’18; Dave Roncolato, director of the Office of Civic Engagement in the Gateway; and Eleanor Weisman, associate professor of Dance and Movement Studies, represented Allegheny College at the GLAA Conference “Civic Engagement & the Liberal Arts” in Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 23-25.
Weisman introduced Brown and Raether, who presented on their work as Allegheny Community Engagement Student (ACES) Fellows as part of an international panel on “Students as Colleagues”. Roncolato and Raether collaborated with colleagues from DePauw University on a workshop “Short-term International Community Engagement: The Challenges and Opportunities.” Allegheny Provost and Director of the Allegheny Gateway Terry Bensel, served on the planning committee for the conference.