Community Engagement Archive

2020-21 Office of Civic & Community Engagement Annual Report

Take a look back at the 2020-21 academic year with the Wake Forest University Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) Annual Report. Read the 2020-21 OCCE Annual Report

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June AmeriCorps*VISTA Spotlight: Sydney King

The Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition consists of 18 AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members sponsored by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) at Wake Forest University.  Members are placed in full-time, capacity-building roles with community organizations throughout Winston-Salem in the areas of educational equity, economic empowerment, and health and food justice. […]

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Casey Capstick, AmeriCorps*VISTA, honored with North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award

Casey Capstick, an AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition, was recognized with the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s Medallion Award by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service for her work with ABC of NC. The award recognizes the top 20-25 volunteers in the state.  Held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Six WFU seniors honored as Civic Scholars

In its third year, the Civic Scholars program recognizes, connects and develops civically-minded students whose work in the community is both deep and broad. Unable to be recognized in person at the Office of Civic and Community Engagement’s (OCCE) annual Service Awards ceremony, this year’s class of 2021 scholars is celebrated virtually. Throughout their time […]

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Through Dash Corps, WFU students complete projects for Winston-Salem community partners

At the start of the academic year, 23 Wake Forest undergraduate students signed up to participate in Dash Corps, a year-long program highlighted by practical exposure to community development. Lessons in nonprofit management and social identity during the fall semester evolved into capacity-building projects for each of the selected community organizations, including Community Design Studio […]

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Wake Forest Faculty reflect on Mellon ACE Fellowship

As the 2020-21 academic year comes to a close, Wake Forest faculty are in the process of completing their time as Mellon Academic Community Engaged (ACE) Fellows. Funding for the fellowship was made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation after Wake Forest was awarded $850,000 to expand its community-based partnerships through engaged teaching and […]

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