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Dewey House for Community Engagement

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At the Dewey House for Community Engagement, we believe in transformative community engagement-doing work that provides learning experiences for students and meets local community needs.The Dewey House hosts monthly forums, programs, and gatherings that support students in finding and reflecting on service-learning experiences. These experiences will deepen students' leadership skills and allow for effective community work and social change.

Meaningful community work looks different for each student. For some, it's providing resources to a non-profit through volunteering at a one-time fund raising event. For others, it's building a 1:1 relationship with a child or leading a campus group that advocates for policy changes to reduce poverty.

Here are just a few recent examples of Dewey students' community engagement:

- Tyler Davis serves as the vice president of UVM’s student government association. In addition he has spear-headed a campaign to improve student and community relations.

- Hannah is very involved in the community as the news director for The Cynic and as an intern for Vermont Public Radio. She is dedicated to advocating for student rights and freedom of speech.

- Daphne spent her summer working at a weight loss camp as a nutrition assistant, at UVM she looks forward to becoming more in involved with mindfulness and addressing how society views body image.

-Steve continues to work with Vermont adaptive and is looking forward to returning to the slops this winter.  He also continues to pursue other ways to become involved with the adaptive sport community.

Annual Community Contributions Rancing.serve

Dewey House students commit to being civically engaged in their community for about 30 hours a semester, or 2 hours/week, a minimum of 60 hours per year.

  • 2014-2015: 5,550 hours
  • 2013-2014: 4,400 hours
  • 2012-2013: 3, 800 hours
  • 2011-2012: 2,700 hours
  • 2010-2011: 2,500 hours
  • 2009-2010: 1,250 hours
  • 2008-2009: 700 hourss


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