Georgetown University (USA)

Georgetown UniversityAs a Jesuit University, Georgetown University is deeply committed to the ideal of service to others and the role this can play in education. The university was founded in 1789 to educate new leaders for the church and the nation, and so the idea of an engaged citizenry is inextricably linked to the university’s identity. Being the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States, the institution remains steadfast in its commitment to justice and the common good. With this in mind it upholds the importance of integrating community service with pedagogy and personal action, by helping students develop a balanced approach to their own academic life. Georgetown University’s website>>

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DC Reads

Volunteers provide on-site, one-hour tutoring sessions twice a week in schools and community-based organizations. The program also provides new books for home libraries and literary resources for families of tutorees. DC Reads currently has approximately 60 Georgetown University students supporting the literacy development of approximately 75 of Washington, DC’s struggling readers in the primary grades. Read more>>

Institutional Profile:

Georgetown SealService to others and social justice are at the center of the university’s approach to civic engagement. The university has committed itself to educating men and women to be reflective lifelong learners, responsible and active participants in civic life, and to live generously in service to others. Faculty are deeply immersed in community-based scholarship, as well as in bringing their expertise to bear on public policy questions –work that is characterized under the rubric of ‘reflective engagement in the public sphere.’ Read more of Georgetown’s Institutional Profile>>