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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.

Service Events and Opportunities


UNICEF at UVA Film Screening

Feb. 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Newcomb Ballroom

UNICEF at UVa, co-sponsored by UN Women and ONE at UVA, is screening the film It's a Girl, a powerful documentary following the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls; of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence; of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters' lives; and of other mothers who would kill for a son. After the film, there will be a panel of guests leading a discussion about the cultural and political aspects of the issue of gendercide ...

Relay for Life Boylan Date Auction

Feb. 26, 9:30 to 11:55 p.m., Boylan Heights

Have you ever considered what a nice candlelight dinner with Miss Kathy might be like ( Newcomb)? Do you want 1 v 1 basketball lessons with Justin Anderson and the first year basketball players? Do you have a little and want a Hullabahoo to serenade her during Big Sis Week? Well then Feb. 26 is the day you have been waiting for, because we bring to you the RELAY FOR LIFE DATE AUCTION! Come with an appetite and groovy dance moves! There will be a DJ, and beginning at 5 p.m., 10% off all food purchases benefit Relay For Life …

Global Development Career Day

Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bryant Hall

Connect with alumni and representatives from organizations in a wide range of global development areas. This day-long conference consists of a moderated career panel, roundtable lunch discussions, one-on-one discussions, and coffee chats. Don't miss out ...


Featured Center


YOUTH-NEX is the Center to Promote Effective Youth Development — a new trans-disciplinary center devoted to promoting healthy youth development through focused research, training, and service. The cross-University center’s work encompasses a wide range of areas including health management, civic engagement, education, and social responsibility. Housed within the Curry School of Education, the center focuses on the assets of young people, their schools, communities, and relationships. YOUTH-NEX also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence; physical and mental health issues; substance abuse and school failure.