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2021 Civic Action Week

Civic Action Week is a campus-wide week of events for students, faculty, staff and the broader community to learn, engage, and encourage collective responses to persistent societal challenges.

Civic Action Week will center around the Pathways for Civic Action and Social Change. We recognize that there are many strategies needed to create change; the Pathways include: Community Engaged Learning & Research, Community Organizing & Activism, Direct Service, Philanthropy, Policy & Governance, and Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Responsibility. In-person volunteer opportunities, virtual/remote opportunities and educational events will be offered.

Visit this page for more information and tag us on social media @drakeservice and #DrakeServes to let us know how you're participating in the week. There will be chances to win prizes throughout.

All Events

Donation Drives

Bring your non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items to benefit IMPACT Community Action and St. Vincent DePaul. Bring your extra long-sleeve...

City Council Watch Party and Follow-up Reflection

Attend a virtual Des Moines City Council meeting with other Drake students and participate in a post-meeting reflection as a part of Civic Action Week....

4/5 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Civic Action Week Kick-Off Event

Join us for the virtual kick-off program for Civic Action Week: Trivia and Pathways for Civic Action and Social Change. On Monday, April 5th from 8:00-9:00pm...

4/5 8pm
Virtual Event
Careers in Social Change Panel: Direct Service

Ever wondered how to make a career of direct service? Whether it's through full-time service, being a volunteer coordinator and engaging volunteers as your...

4/6 4pm
Virtual Event
Sprout Garden Ribbon Cutting

Stop by the Sprout Garden on Drake's campus, located on Carpenter Ave. and 30th Street to see the new location and expanded area. Hear from individuals...

Drake Neighborhood Community Walk

Join Sydnei Washington, Community Outreach Senator and Neighborhood Relations VP for Community Action Board, for a walk around the Drake Neighborhood. Meet...