The Gephardt Institute for Public Service promotes lifelong civic engagement and sustained community impact through service initiatives at Washington University.

Our definition of civic engagement is purposefully broad. We include volunteering, community service through groups or as individuals, service-learning courses, long-term partnerships with neighborhoods and organizations, as well the pursuit of political life and public service careers. 


Gephardt Director Argues for Civic Reengagement After Ferguson

In a WashU Voices perspective, Gephardt Director Amanda Moore McBride argues for social and political action through the prism of Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong.

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No Labels, nonpartisan political group, discusses DC gridlock Nov. 18

No Labels, a national movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents focused on a new politics of problem-solving, will bring national political figures to Washington University on November 18

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