Become an Eagle Volunteer!

The EWU Office of Community Engagement offers a number of opportunities to exercise leadership skills through assisting OCE staff and community partners in the planning and implementation of one-time and on-going service projects.

Each EV Leader will participate in leadership development training and will attend leadership retreats throughout the academic year. Members of our leadership team serve in four leadership areas: large scale/one day service projects, hunger and homelessness outreach, K-12 youth mentoring, and garden based education.

To find the application click here.

West Valley Civic Conference

“The West Valley Civics Conference was launched in 2010 by the Partnership for Civic Engagement, a joint program of the West Valley School District and Eastern. The group works to advance the common good by cultivating citizens who are civically aware, think critically, value social justice, are involved civically in their communities, and understand the purpose of government. The Partnership was founded in 2007 by longtime West Valley School District Board Member Jim Williams, who is also a member of the National Center for Learning and Citizenship’s 100 District Leaders network, Bill Goetter of the EWU Department of Education and Helen Bergland of the EWU Office of Student Learning, Assessment and Instruction.”

This year on February 20, 2015 Supreme Court Justice, Debra Stephens and the Eastern Washington University president, Mary Cullinan and university educators joined together for this year’s sixth annual conference. For more information about this article from Eastern’s 24/7 please click here.

Mini-Grant Recipients Announced

From Eastern 24/7:

“The 2015 Eastern Washington University Community Engagement Mini-Grant recipients have been announced.

The program promotes faculty practice in service learning, community based research and community engaged scholarship. The recipients of the mini-grants are awarded $500 to encourage community engagement in the form of service learning course development/enhancement, community based research and community engaged scholarship.”

Click here for more information.

Souper Bowl!

On February 1st “Souper Bowl of Caring” is happening! Several organizations are helping to gather monetary contributions to help pay for the annual expenses of Feed Cheney. Feed Cheney is a program to help eliminate hunger by providing groceries and hot meals. The “Souper Bowl of Caring” will be the first annual fundraiser. To find out ways to help contribute please click here for the link to the Cheney Free Press article on the “Souper Bowl”. To learn more about “Souper Bowl of Caring” or Feed Cheney then please e-mail, or ask us at the Office of Community Engagement!

MLK Day 2015

On January 19, 2015, 135 Eastern students and faculty volunteered with nine community partners in the Spokane area. The service projects took place after the MLK Day Unity March held that morning. Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer! MLK Day, take a day on, not a day off!

To read Eastern’s article about the MLK Day March and Service Projects click here.


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National Community Service Honor Roll Recipient

Honor Roll

CHENEY, Wash. – Eastern Washington University has once again been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an award presented by the U.S. Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

EWU is one of just 98 colleges and universities nationally to receive a certificate for its leadership in developing community service programs on campus. This is the second consecutive year Eastern has been nationally recognized by the Department of Education for its commitment to volunteer service.

The Honor Roll acknowledges higher education institutions like EWU that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities.

Volunteer efforts at Eastern are are led by the Office of Community Engagement, which organizes important engagement efforts such as the Eagle UP! community service day for incoming students, participation in Spokane’s annual MLK Day parade and the Eagle Days of Service for student clubs each quarter.

These programs align with EWU’s mission statement, which is focused on student success: EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Teaching the Movement

TTM Lecture


What do you know about the Civil Rights Movement?

Dr. Kate Shuster author of “Teaching the Movement: The State of Civil Rights Education“
will be at Eastern Washington University on January 21, 2015 to speak about the findings of this research, why it’s important, and what we can do as individuals and as a university to make a difference!

In a 2014 study conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center, researchers found that over 70% of states in the U.S. lack “adequate” curriculum for educating students about the Civil rights movement. Of those states, 14% have no Civil Rights curriculum requirements at all.

Wednesday, January 21st
11am | Showalter Auditorium