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