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Civic Engagement Events

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) offers a variety of educationally grounded events and training opportunities including the Brown Bag discussion series, a weekly forum for people to learn about and discuss civic and social issues, and a number of annual events described below. Visit the Events Feed on our homepage for an up-to-date list of events, including times and locations.

Annual Events

ENRICHmond (Wednesday, August 31, 3-5 p.m., University Forum)

ENRICHmond, held at the beginning of the semester, is a community-engagement fair for students, faculty, and staff interested in using their time at the University of Richmond to make a difference in the Greater Richmond community. This festive gathering includes community organizations, campus departments, student organizations, and others who wish to share information about their programs including opportunities for community-based learning, service, internships, advocacy, and research that will allow members of the University community to build and share their skills and knowledge base while partnering for social change in metropolitan Richmond. 

Organizations who wish to have a table at ENRICHmond should contact Adrienne Piazza, program manager.

Poverty Simulation (Wednesday, October 5, 5-7p.m., Alice Haynes Room)

Poverty Simulation, hosted each semester by the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy, is a hands-on experience designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. During the simulation, tables are set up around the room representing community resources and services for families such as a bank, super center, employer, utility company, and school. Participants reflect on their experiences in small groups after completing the simulation.

Students who wish to participate must register via SpiderConnect. Sign into SpiderConnect, click "Programs & Workshops" under the Events tab, search "Poverty Simulation" and click RSVP.


Brown Bags in 2015-16
people attended CCE-led events in 2015-16
reflective Presentations of Learning from students in spring 2016