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Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, founded in 1852 and located in Waverly, Iowa. Wartburg also operates Wartburg West, a one-term internship and academic program in Denver, Colorado. The College’s mission statement clearly expresses its commitment to service: “Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.” Wartburg College’s website>>

Center for Community Engagement

Wartburg logoThe Center for Community Engagement, established in 2005, partners with community organizations to provide students with opportunities for service and learning. The CCE also facilitates incorporation of service-learning into the curriculum and coordinates a variety of pre-professional internships. Learn more about the CCE>>

Institute for Leadership Education

 Wartburg defines leadership as "taking responsibility for our communities, and making them better through public action." Students completing the Leadership Certificate Program (LCP) graduate with a minor in leadership education and receive a certificate of completion. The Leadership Certificate Program falls under the auspices of the Institute for Leadership Education at Wartburg College. The program includes a number of components, including academic coursework, demonstrating initiative, and engaging in a service project. Learn more>>

CCE Fellows Program

Wartburg FellowsThis program recognizes and supports first generation and low-income students. Wartburg CCE Fellows enroll as part-time AmeriCorps members and complete 300 hours of community-based experiential education at a site related to their declared area of interest. Upon successful completion of the program, each Fellow receives a $1,000 educational voucher from the Federal government to use toward payment of student loans, tuition, or graduate school. Learn more>>

Community Builders

Wartburg Community buildersFacilitated by the Wartburg Leadership Institute and Education Department, Community Builders bring together Wartburg students, senior citizens, and youth, utilizing their different backgrounds and skills to build and strengthen the community they share. Each participant is placed in a “neighborhood” which has 7 to 12 people of various ages. Neighborhood meetings are scheduled 5 times during each semester. Learn more>>