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Transforming student learning. Deepening faculty engagement. Partnering with the community to address identified needs. These aims drive the work of the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

We believe that high-impact, transformative learning about social issues can change our community and our world. When faculty and students join community partners for collaborative and sustained exploration of community-identified needs, or test knowledge in a living laboratory with tangible results, everyone benefits.

We forge long-lasting partnerships in which local organizations teach and learn alongside our students and faculty, and benefit from shared resources and ideas. We connect our local partners with students and faculty in a variety of ways, from comprehensive neighborhood-based civic-engagement programs to issue-based initiatives, to even one-time volunteer opportunities for campus organizations looking to give back. And, we often call on community experts in their fields to join us for discussion and action around pressing social issues.

This kind of civic engagement is integral to a University of Richmond education, fostering social responsibility in our students and preparing them to lead lives of purpose.