Civic Engagement Opportunities for the Provost Office Staff Community

Learn, Serve, & Mobilize


Northwestern’s Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is pleased to offer a variety of opportunities for Office of the Provost staff to take part in civic engagement initiatives over the 2024 Spring, Summer, and Fall Quarters. The lineup of events below is intended to provide diverse offerings in line with CCE’s mission of offering multiple entry points for civic engagement to the Northwestern University community. Each event is a stand-alone offering; staff may register for any event of interest.  


Explore Black History in Evanston 

This event will include a bus tour to introduce participants to the history of Evanston’s Black community, featuring a site visit to Shorefront Legacy Center, a community archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing Black histories across Chicago’s suburban North Shore. The event will be co-hosted by Laurice Bell, Executive Director of Shorefront Legacy Center, and will highlight current and future initiatives linking Shorefront and the Northwestern community. 

Event Date: March 13, 2–4:30 p.m.
Event Sign-up: Register here 


Read to Local Preschoolers 

Spend an afternoon reading to local preschool children as a Book Buddies volunteer! Learn more about Book Buddies, an initiative run in partnership with Northwestern’s Jumpstart program and the Evanston Public Library.

Event Date: Friday, April 19 and Friday, April 26 (3:30-5:00 p.m.)
Event Sign-up: Register here


Help Northwestern Prepare for the 2024 Election Season 

NU Votes is hard at work preparing for the Fall 2024 election season! NU Votes activities will include providing voter registration services, absentee ballot processing, promoting voter education resources, and more! Join us for a kickoff conversation to learn more about upcoming NU Votes activities, and ways you may want to be involved. NU Votes is a non-partisan voter engagement initiative.

Event Date: Thursday, May 16, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Event Sign-up: Register here

Additional Opportunities

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