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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Summer Service Projects – Paints, Parks, and Puppies
June 17: "A Brush with Kindness” with Habitat for Humanity
8 AM to 2 PM: Apply a fresh coat of paint to houses of low-income families to transform and beautify our community.
June 21: Ichetucknee River Paddle to Remove Invasive Species
9 AM to 4 PM: Paddle out on the Ichetucknee River and help remove water lettuce, an invasive species.
July 8: Pet Playdate with Alachua County Humane Society
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM: Help socialize adoptable animals with playtime and walks, and assist with upkeep at ACHS.
Santa Fe Students can sign up for any of these opportunities! To participate, you must be enrolled in summer classes at maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Sign up in S-134 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The topic for discussion is "A Living Wage in Alachua County". These Articles will provide you with background for our discussion:
Future Times Talks events will be held on Wed., June 15 and Wed., July 20.