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The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility

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The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Project Funding
Small Project Grants (< $3k)

Swarthmore Foundation

Large Project Grants ($10k +)

Davis Projects for Peace
Lang Opportunity Scholarship
Project Pericles Fund

Volunteer Opportunities
Blueprints
College Access Center of Delaware County
Dare 2 Soar
Learning for Life
Saturdays of Service
Trash to Treasure
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Note: The Lang Center supports students' community engagement by making train tickets and/or bus tokens available to students who participate in these volunteer opportunities, CBL courses or other nearby community service work.

With SIS support, Sarah Gonzales ‘15 interned with Juntos, a Latino immigrant CBO in Philadelphia fighting for the rights of workers, parents, youth, and immigrants.
Students in Prof. DiChiro's "Sustainable Community Action" course later applied for and received a Project Pericles Fund grant to develop the Serenity Garden with the community partner they worked with in class.
Supported by the Lang Center Natalia Choi '15 served as an intern with ITSA International, the Lang Project of Riana Shah '14.
There are many paths of social responsibility.

Let us help you chart your path.
Summer Internships
The Lang Center offers three types of summer internship awards:

Summer Social Action Award (S2A2)
Chester Community Fellowship (CCF)
Summer Internship Support (SIS)

With partial funding from the Center's SIS program, Kana Matsumoto '14 worked with the Village Education Project in Otavalo, Ecuador.
Workshops & Training
The Lang Center hosts guest speakers and skill-building workshops that inspire, educate, and prepare students to engage in issues of social concern in the "real world":

Chester 101
Debating for Democracy
Effective Grantsmanship Workshop
Into the Field: On Positionality
Organizing Skills Institute
We are social!
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Bookmark our Webpage
Integrative Learning
Did you know?
Swarthmore College students can and do craft theses informed by their Lang Center-funded internships and projects, as well as their community-based learning courses and other volunteer work. Such integrative learning demonstrates the deep commitment of Swatties to both academic rigor and social responsibility.
Save the Date!
Friday, November 7
Scheuer Board Rm
12-2

Summer Opportunities Fair
Community-Based Learning
Community-Based Learning (CBL) courses connect students and faculty directly with local communities and their members as part of the content of the course.

A Few Fall 2014 Examples...
DANC 073B. Community Arts Internship
EDUC 151. Literacy Research
ENGR 063. Water Quality and Pollution Control
POLS 043B Environmental Justice: Theory and Action
SOCI 006H Down But Not Out: The Social Problems of Philadelphia
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