What does community engagement look like on the 21st Century campus?
Join Ernestine Fu, Derrick Feldmann, Peter Woo, and Craig DeForest at the 2014 Service Engagement Summit to help you explore that question.
- Ernestine Fu, co-author of Civic Work, Civic Lessons will discuss the importance of intergenerational civic work. Ms. Fu will also present on how colleges and universities can support social entrepreneurship as a new form of civic work and how social media and new technologies can be leveraged for social entrepreneurship and civic work.
- Derrick Feldmann, CEO of Achieve and author of Cause for Change will discuss how we can best engage and support millennial students in service and philanthropic endeavors, both during their time on campus and as alumni.
- Craig DeForest, Program Manager of Service-Learning at the University of Southern Maine and former Program Director at Maine Campus Compact will provide best practices and insights for community engagement in the on-line classroom based on his work with the Fusion Project, Maine Campus Compact’s Online Faculty Learning Community.
- Peter Keon Woo, 2014 Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award Winner, Student, University of Notre Dame will talk about his journey from volunteer to social entrepreneur. In this interactive session, students will hear about resources from Indiana Campus Compact and brainstorm ways to implement their ideas when they get back to their own campus.
Service Engagement Summit Pre-Conference featured speaker profile - Craig DeForest
Program Manager of Service-Learning at University of Southern Maine and former Program Director at Maine Campus Compact, Craig DeForest, will share insights and current practices in online service-learning based on his work with the Fusion Project, Maine Campus Compact's Online Faculty Learning Community.
The session will include a virtual panel of faculty who have included service-learning in their online classes. Attendees can expect to leave with greater clarity on how community engagement can work in the online classroom and a list of resources, course examples, and contacts to support development of their own online service-learning courses. Join us at Thursday morning, March 27, 2014.
Service Engagement Summit featured speaker profile - Ernestine Fu
Ernestine Fu is a PhD student in engineering at Stanford University, where she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees. She has been engaged in civic work since she was fifteen when she founded a non-profit to bring music to seniors, disabled people, and homeless families. The public service work that has brought her the most amount of joy is working with Professor Thomas Ehrlich. They are co-authors of "Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service," about why and how people of all ages, and particularly young people, should engage in public service. The two will talk about their book and their work at the 4th Annual Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit next March.
In 2011, Fu was profiled by Forbes. They called her a class act. Read on and you'll see why.
Service Engagement Summit featured speaker profile - Derrick Feldmann
Derrick Feldmann is the co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. He leads Achieve - a creative fundraising and research agency. His research is around understanding how Millennials connect, involve, and give to causes. Feldmann is also the organizer of MCON - a day of thought leadership on Millennial cause engagement.
Feldmann's focus is on the intersection of Millennials, technology, and cause engagement. "Millennials think, work, and get involved in ways that differ substantially from those of previous generations, and they want to make a difference." He goes on to say, "Today's Millennials are transforming communities, relieving suffering and pursuing social change in a way that may run counter to the traditional ways of organizing, but it's because they are wired to work differently -- collaboratively, transparently, interactively, and entrepreneurially -- to affect positive change in their local communities and around the world".
Service Engagement Summit featured speaker profile - Peter Keon Woo
When Peter came to Notre Dame, he grew from student to founder of the mico-lending institution JIFFI (Jubilee Initiative for Financial Inclusion) on the University of Notre Dame's campus. His freshman year, he volunteered at the South Bend Center for the Homeless. There he learned about the extent of poverty in his community and the organizations that were trying to help. He says "I pondered what I should make of my interests in business and finance."
The summer after his freshman volunteer experience, he traveled to India where he was placed in a non-profit and was tasked to research money lending practices. When he came back to campus that fall, he did some research on predatory lending in the United States, and specifically South Bend where there are more than 7,000 borrowers collectively paying fees of over three million dollars in the payday loan cycle. He says "I had to act, especially as a business student, and follow my philosophy of service."