What is the Civic Engagement and Service Office?

The Civic Engagement and Service (CES) office at Santa Fe College makes local and global citizenship integral to professional development by providing community service, leadership, advocacy, and educational opportunities to students, faculty and staff. Each semester, CES sponsors volunteer and job expos, service-learning projects, alternative breaks, and campus activities to make civic engagement and service activities accessible to students. Stop by the CES office today to learn about volunteer opportunities for you or your group!

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Upcoming Events

Community Dialougue

Wed., July 20 @ 11am, SF Library Lobby
Student Leadership and Activities will be holding a special Community Dialogue event to discuss the tragic events that have recently taken place. All students, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to come and participate.

Times Talks

Times Talks are open conversations about important and controversial issues in the news, and are part of Santa Fe's efforts to promote greater civic engagement on campus. They are an opportunity for students, faculty members, and other members of the college community to sit as equals and exchange views on important issues in a casual, informal, and civil environment. Times Talks are moderated each time by a different volunteer faculty or student facilitator. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to participate in the sort of vigorous and engaging discussion of important issues that is needed in a democracy. Our next session will be held on Wed., July 20 in the SF Libray.

Making Elections Work in the Sunshine State and Beyond @ UF

August 1 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Department of Political Science at the University of Florida will be hosting an election forum on August 1st, 2016, in conjunction with the Bob Graham Center for Public Policy, and the UF Informatics Institute. This one-day event will highlight the advances Florida and the nation have made in administering elections since the 2000 election. Planned participants include co-chairs of the President's Commission on Election Administration, U.S. Election Assistance Commission commissioners, election administrators from Florida and other states (including current Secretaries of State), prominent scholars at UF and other institutions, campaign consultants, and the media.

Sarah Blanc, Civic Engagement & Service Coordinator, will be taking five SF students to this day long symposium at the University of Florida. You can sign up by coming to her office in S-134 anytime before Friday, July 22.

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