North Park University’s Catalyst 606_ _ Program | Chicago as the Classroom

Rich Kohng, Director of Civic Engagement at North Park, leads a biking tour of the lake shore as part of the Catalyst Semester. Summer is here, and with it comes the typical lull felt on every campus around the country. At North Park University in Chicago, however, this summer will prove to be a busy one for the Urban Hub department. This Fall, they will expand their successful Catalyst 606 _ _ experiential learning program across campus as they seek to transform the common understanding of higher education and its public purpose. What is Catalyst 606 _ _ ? The…

Dr. Christine Sobek on Civic Engagement at Waubonsee Community College

Last month, Dr. Chrstine Sobek, president of Waubonsee Community College, penned a column for the Daily Herald about the role of Civic Engagement in Community Colleges. Read more below, and learn more about Waubonsee’s mission here. Civic engagement is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy. As a community college leader, I am inspired to see the fruits of civic engagement unfold not only as we engage within our community, but also as we watch our students transform into leaders on our campuses and within our communities. The definition of civic engagement is working to make a difference in the life of…

STEM Highlight – Illinois Institute of Technology’s Global Leaders Program

Global Leaders Program Community Innovation Engagement

This past weekend, Illinois Institute of Technology held the annual Community Innovation Project (CI Project) presentations for their Global Leaders Program. IIT’s Global Leaders Program lends the institute’s considerable tech resources and renown to influence talented young Chicagoans to aspire towards a future made better through skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.