* Civic Engagement * Volunteerism * Democratic Learning *


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Make a Difference Day 2015

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The GVSU Community Service Learning Center prepares students to become active global citizens and

challenges them to be committed to a life of community engagement and democratic participation.


*Featured Current Community Events*


Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1100 Lake Dr. SE

Monday, November 23, 7:00PM

The Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration has been celebrated annually since the year 2000.  Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of gratitude from many traditions. More Information Here.

WMEAC Flim Series

Tuesday, December 1st 7:00 PM

WMEAC is hosting a film screening of Cowspiracy. This documentary focuses on the impacts on the earth of animal agriculture, specifically how cattle effects the environment. Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. This film will be played at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (2 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). 


*Featured Current Community Volunteer Opportunities*


Ready for School - Zeeland Magical Christmas Parade

Monday, November 30, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Come and join the Ready For School team, who will be walking in the parade!  Volunteers will arrive downtown Zeeland and dress up in our cool elf costumes (provided).  Once dressed up, volunteers will walk and pass out candy to the children along the parade route.  Please sign up to volunteer by November 29th.  For further information, contact Vanessa Gutierrez at vgutierrez@readyforschool.org or at (616) 834-0515.  Posted 11/20/15.

Literacy Center of West Michigan - Family Activity Night "Help Bring Literacy Home"

Several Separate Events: Tuesday - December 8, Monday - December 14, Thursday - December 17 (all these events from 5:45PM - 8PM)

Also: Friday - December 18 (all these events from 4:30PM-7PM)

The Family Literacy Program provides FREE English language classes to parents whose children attend participating Grand Rapids and Godwin Heights Public Schools. Parents attend classes at their child’s school twice a week. In addition parents and their children are invited to monthly Family Activity Nights. These events target specific literacy skills that support parents in raising strong successful readers. Family Activity Night is all about literacy, but it's also about community--we eat together, learn together, and have fun doing it! Volunteers will be involved in all aspects of Family Activity Night; set up, tear down, distribution of materials, interacting with families, and the food and fun! For more information, please contact Claira Freeman at cfreeman@literacycenterwm.org or 616-459-5151 ext 14. 


Change U

Change U

Change U is sponsored by the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center. The CSLC highly recommends that students, faculty and staff attend this social justice training series as preparation for meaningful, respectful and productive community engagement.

Voter Registration at GVSU

Click here to register to vote online.


GVSU will host the State of Michigan Mobile Secretary of State unit on campus during Spring and Fall 2016. Dates TBA.

Come out and register to vote then!



Student Consultation

CSLC staff can help students and student organizations to:


Faculty and Staff Consultation

CSLC staff can support faculty and staff with resources and presentations on