UMASS Dartmouth

Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence Civic Engagement Summit

Join the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence Civic Engagement Summit on April 17, 2015, from 8:00am-12:00pm, at the Woodland Commons at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 

This is a discussion on the power of civic engagement--building social capital, expanding economic opportunities, and strengthening communities. 

Keynote Speakers:
Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service
Russell Krumnow, Managing Director, Opportunity Nation

Free Family Fitness and Fun Day

It is that time of year again and Umass Dartmouth and District Attorney Sam Sutter is hosting our third annual Free Family Fitness and Fun Day!!
On Saturday March 23,  the Free Fitness Day will take place from 12-4pm over at the new and improved Umass Dartmouth Tripp Athletic Center, 285 Old Westport Rd in Dartmouth. We will be inside the facility with many different fitness stations, zumba, our obstacle course, a nutrition/cooking demo with free food and free give-aways and much more!!

These stations are designed for beginners to all-stars, with a fun and exciting atmosphere. There is also a fun campus walk planned for those who enjoy walking if the weather cooperates.

For sign-up sheet please click here.


Volunteers Lent Time and Talent to Beautify Fall River Office of South Coastal Counties Legal Services

by Kathy Marx, South Coastal Counties Legal Services

A larger-than-life depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. now welcomes clients and visitors to the South Coastal Counties Legal Services’ (SCCLS) Bedford St. office in Fall River.

The image is just a piece of the mural designed and painted by volunteers organized through the University of Massachusetts Office of Civic Engagement. The project was funded through a Martin Luther King Day grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and culminated a week of service activities involving hundreds of volunteers on the South Coast.

UMass Dartmouth LEADS Program Launches Sustainability Websites in Collaboration with Fall River and New Bedford Schools

LEADS students

LEADS (Leadership for Educational Attainment Developed through Service), a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Civic Engagement and the Fall River and New Bedford School Districts, has launched seven new sustainability websites created with middle and high school students!

Currently in its third year, LEADS is an award-winning leadership program in which middle school and high school students have the opportunity to participate in service-projects important to them.