Education: Being a part of the Landis Center for Community Engagement provides volunteers with the resources to explore social questions from many angles. Students are asked to consider the historical, political, social, and cultural contexts of the organizations they work with. In order to facilitate this understanding, Landis Center professional staff offers sessions of Civic Engagement 101 to all community-engaged Lafayette organizations and courses.
Reflection: Reflection provides students the opportunity to connect their community engagement experiences with previous life experiences, observations, and academic knowledge. When done well, reflection activities can deepen students’ understanding of themselves and the communities in which they live, learn, and work.