Welcome to Learning in Action – the front door to public service at the University of Virginia, dedicated to connecting students, faculty and community partners to social entrepreneurship, community engagement and co–curricular service opportunities.
These are some of our winners from the Learning in Action photo submission contest, "The Faces of Public Service at U.Va.!" For details about the contest and all of our winners, click here.
Service Events and Opportunities
The Women’s Initiative is a local nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to women in our community who have no insurance or are underinsured. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to commit to working one- to three-hour shifts weekly for at least one semester doing various administrative duties. We have several positions available and ask that you download their descriptions to see what interests you. Please contact the Clinical Coordinator, Jessica Blurton at 434-872-0047, extension 106 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org when you are ready to begin! You can also check out our website to learn more about us at http://thewomensinitiative.org. Please click the positions to download the description for (1) Essential Front Desk Support, (2) Database Enterer Extraordinaire, and (3) Play Ground Facilitator ...
The Democracy Network is a national organization of citizens facilitating education on, discussion about, and engagement with democracy in America. Beginning at the University of Virginia, the Democracy Network would reach out to students and community members to promote thought, discussion, and participation. This group is not limited to those interested in politics and policy. Conversely, this group is open to all citizens of our American democracy. We believe that we can strengthen our democracy if we have organizations like the Democracy Network that give citizen’s agency in the political process and foster participation in the shaping of our democratic system. View the video here ...
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Public Service News
HPAC is a club based on a love for Harry Potter. We wish to hold HP-themed social and charitable events and further our love for JK Rowling's creation....More.
University and Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE) is dedicated to helping the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville communities work together to understand the University role in slavery, racial segregation, and discrimination and to find ways to address and repair that legacy, particularly as they relate to present day disparities. To that end, UCARE participants represent a broad cross-section of community members and University faculty, staff and students. We hope that our efforts at working collaboratively across sometimes polarized divides represent authentic steps towards truth, understanding, repair and reconciliation.