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Engaged Student Leadership Academy

Fordham Students Outside on Stairs.

The Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) is committed to the development of our students as humble civic leaders and scholars. We support each student to make learning actionable. Students have the opportunity to take community engaged learning courses, which are an important part of their leadership growth as they participate in our signature programs such as Global Outreach (GO) or Urban Plunge. Grounded in the Ignatian tradition and bolstered by the work of prominent thinkers, leaders are supported in critical self-thought and awareness, personal discipline, and ongoing growth. Understanding that leadership is rooted in the concept of engaged scholarship, asset-based community development, and teamwork, our programs are intentional in challenging students to approach leadership through a lens of an inspiring mission, leading to change, and uniting strengths. Join us for a pilot program for the Engaged Student Leadership Academy in Spring 2020!

Engaged Student Leadership Academy (ESLA) Workshops!

The Engaged Student Leadership Academy, a major cornerstone of the Center for Community Engaged Learning's work, seeks to cultivate civic leaders who will become conscientious and responsible changemakers both during their time at Fordham and beyond. Students who are passionate about community engagement, asset-based community development, social justice, and Ignatian leadership will engage in a series of modules and progressive tiers that will culminate in certification as an "Engaged Student Leader".

Register for an ESLA Workshop

Themes for Workshops (All locations will be communicated upon registration):

Orientation to Community Engaged Learning

  • January 29, 4 - 5 p.m. (RH)
  • January 30, 4 - 5 p.m. (LC)
  • March 30, 4 - 5 p.m. (RH)
  • April 2, 1 - 2 p.m. (LC)

History and Origins of our Jesuit Tradition

  • February 6, 1 - 2 p.m. (RH)
  • February 6, 4 - 5 p.m. (LC)
  • March 5, 1 - 2 p.m. (RH)
  • March 5, 4 - 5 p.m. (LC)

NYC Redlining, Gentrification, and How Communities Were (and Are) Being Created

  • February 12, 1 - 2 p.m. (LC)
  • March 10, 4 - 5 p.m. (RH)

Intro to Catholic Social Teaching

  • February 11, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (RH)
  • March 12, 1 - 2 p.m. (LC)

Kinship and Solidarity

  • February 3, 1 - 2 p.m. (RH)
  • February 26, 4 - 5 p.m. (LC)

Intersections of Identities and Communities 1

  • February 20, 1 - 2 p.m. (RH)
  • April 22, 1 - 2 p.m. (LC)

Intent vs. Impact

  • February 4, 4 - 5 p.m. (LC)
  • February 25, 1 - 2 p.m. (RH)

Power and Privilege

  • April 20, 1 - 2 p.m. (RH)
  • Week of February 17, Date TBD (LC)