CivicWeek Program for JKC Young Scholars in Summer 2014

Project: Research project

Project Details


A service agreement of $92,950 over 6 months would enable Northwestern University’s Civic Education Project to coordinate CivicWeek, a high-quality service-learning program for Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars, in Summer 2014. CivicWeek complements the Foundation’s goals for Scholars to reach their full potential through education, emphasizing their development as leaders and citizens. Through this weeklong service-learning program, each student will: • Learn about social issues that impact society through hands-on experience; • Contribute meaningfully to communities in need; • Gain valuable insight into career fields; • Develop stronger communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills; • Build lasting relationships with like-minded peers; • Earn service-learning credit hours; and • Discover ways to become more active leaders and citizens in their own schools and communities. Under this service agreement, the Civic Education Project will plan and implement all activities for the CivicWeek program, including: • Developing a weeklong program that meets CEP’s goals of promoting leadership and civic engagement, as well as appropriate Foundation interests; • Providing materials and correspondence to ensure that each student is informed, prepared, and oriented before the program begins, and receives the appropriate documentation and follow-up afterwards; • Hiring and supervising well-trained, experienced staff to work directly with students to facilitate each program component; • Setting up and managing all of the curricular components of the week, including service sites, guest speakers, and recreational activities; • Coordinating all of the logistical components of the week, such as student and staff housing, meals, meeting space, travel, and on-site transportation; • Creating appropriate space for Foundation participation in the program.
Effective start/end date4/1/1410/31/14


  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (Agreement 5/29/2014)


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