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Community Service

Students, faculty and staff from the School of Continuing Studies contribute to the local community through service events, pro bono consulting, applied research projects and internships. The School’s location in the downtown Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood allows our students, faculty and staff to form close relationships with local organizations and make contributions to the Washington, D.C., community.

Upcoming Community Service Opportunity
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Join Georgetown's Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service and the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative for a day of service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DCPNI and Ward 7 residents, and GU students, faculty, staff and local alumni will work in service projects throughout Ward 7 and then join together for a community celebration. All SCS students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate.

When: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day's Agenda:
  • Registration and Light Breakfast at SCS: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (SCS Auditorium, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW)
  • Depart for Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Ward 7: 11:00 a.m. (Buses will be provided by GU SCS)
  • Service at Sites: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Reflection: 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Community Lunch and Celebration: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Please note the first bus back to 640 Massachusetts Ave NW will leave at 2:00 p.m.)
  • Return to SCS, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW: 4:00 p.m.

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Pro Bono Consulting & Internships
Students interested in consulting for an organization pro bono should seek advice from their program staff. Many students in the Master of Professional Studies programs can provide professional services free of charge to a nonprofit or other organization by integrating pro bono service into their capstone or course project.

Many students also hold paid and unpaid internships at nearby companies, nonprofits and civic institutions to complement their studies. Students interested in interning at a local organization should contact their program staff to discuss how it can fit into their academic plan.

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