Supporting Our Community
At Waubonsee, we support civic engagement—any individual or collective effort that supports the needs of a community or society through intentional outreach programs or initiatives.
That means we recognize the power of volunteering, and we want our students to have opportunities to connect with the community and feel the impact they can make. We advocate civic engagement for students, faculty and staff through making introductions to organizations with specific needs, hosting events on campus, and incorporating various efforts into our teaching model.
Special thanks to our judges: Andrea Swofford, former Waubonsee graduate and currently student teaching as an art teacher; Stacey Montgomery, a local illustrator and writer, and founder of Stacey M. Designs; Nafsia Husain, owner and operator of Studio Nafsia, a visual arts studio and school; and Allie Pape, owner of Occasions, a designer gift shop and boutique.
Events To Get Involved In
What type of civic engagement resonates with you?
Community Service or Volunteering
Donate time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for financial reward. This may be one time or ongoing for an organization or community in need.
Facilitate better communication, relationships and understanding between individuals or groups through workshops, seminars, town hall meetings, etc.
Partner with community groups to promote a better community, Often these partnerships involve organizations such as community organizations and mental health organizations.
Increase the well-being of humankind through charitable aid or donations.