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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 on civic and social issues, and a number of annual events. Visit the Events Feed on our homepage for an up-to-date list of events, including times and locations.

Annual Events


ENRICHmond, held at the beginning of the semester, is a community-engagement fair for students, faculty, and staff interested in opportunities to engage with our 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.

Poverty Simulation

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.


Brown Bags in 2016-17
unique students attended CCE-led events in 2016-17
orientations presented by CCE staff for volunteer