The Center for Public Service at Tulane is the most ambitious program of its kind ever undertaken by a major research university in the United States, and a force for positive change within the New Orleans community. We have compiled the following list of our major giving opportunities:
Center for Public Service Naming Opportunity
The Center for Public Service is currently seeking a visionary donor to provide its named endowment and ensure this ground-breaking program has the necessary resources to exist in perpetuity. In providing the naming gift for CPS, this donor will be forever connected forever to helping communities grow and flourish.
New Initiative in Assessing Impact
Over the next ten years, the Center for Public Service is embarking on a mission to quantitatively measure Tulane's community engagement footprint. Your gift would fund our efforts to reveal the ways the center can better focus Tulane's resources for maximum impact and establish best practices for other institutions to follow.
Engaged Scholarship Excellence Fund
Engaged scholarship is defined as research and teaching that connects intellectual work to significant public issues, such as racism, poverty, obesity or the environment. With your support, the Center for Public Service will continue to provide Tulane faculty members with the necessary tools and training to participate in engaged scholarship through a collection of programs.
Named Senior Faculty Fellow
This position would lead the center's engaged scholarship efforts and work with the executive director of the Center for Public Service to devise new programs to encourage faculty to adopt and use service-learning pedagogy and conduct and publish community-based research.
Engaged Scholarship Grants
To encourage scholarly research on social issues, the center plans to increase the amount of grant funding provided to faculty members who engage in community-based participatory research.
Faculty Scholar Program
The program would engage faculty members in conversations about best practices in service-learning pedagogy as they implement these strategies in the classroom.
Research on Community Engagement in Higher Education
To maintain an evidence-based approach to service-learning and engaged scholarship, the center will work with a researcher to determine worthy research questions and conduct studies on timely issues in the field of engaged scholarship.
Student Leadership and Training Initiatives
Your gift to the Center for Public Service would allow us to offer higher-level student leadership and development opportunities for students with a deeper interest in service and community engagement.
Community Engagement Advocates
The Center for Public Service is currently piloting an innovative program to train student leaders to act as advocates for diversity and inclusion on Tulane's campus and within the larger community. Community Engagement Advocates are exceptional students who engage their peers in meaningful dialogue around issues of race, class, gender and poverty.
Service-Learning Assistant Program
Service-learning assistants are students who assist CPS senior program coordinators. Support for this program would allow the center to provide much-needed logistical support to service-learning faculty, while giving students an invaluable opportunity to be involved in the planning and implementation of service projects.
Public Service Fellows
The Public Service Fellows program recruits, trains and supervises student leaders to become the face of service-learning on and off campus.
Pathways to Service
Every college student follows a unique path to his or her most meaningful public service experience. Whatever their approach, students need support to create a path that is both significant and personalized. Your gift would allow us to train advisors to help match students with volunteer positions that not only provide real-world skills, but also help them reach their career goals.
Cornerstone Community Outreach Programs
Your gift would fund the Debate Education Society and For the Children, the center's most established, effective and beloved community outreach programs.
Debate Education Society
The Debate Education Society fosters coaching and mentoring relationships between Tulane students and local middle school debate teams.
For the Children
For the Children is a literacy program that pairs elementary and middle school students in two public schools with Tulane undergraduates and community members.
Your annual gift to the Center for Public Service provides us with consistent support that we can count on year after year. You will help sustain the continued excellence of the center's programs around student leadership, community partnership development and direct community outreach programs.Together we can build lasting partnerships that will work toward the betterment of our community and toward a more engaged Tulane.
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