The Community Impact & Leadership Academy will not run in Summer 2021. We encourage you to visit the All Programs page for other program options.
Combining skills-based education with hands-on experience and applied reflection, Georgetown’s Community Impact and Leadership Academy introduces you to the critical social justice issues that affect our communities and exemplars of leaders guiding social change. Through highly structured, virtual learning, you will have the opportunity to learn from leaders of non-profit and community-based organizations, local activists, global advocates, and your peers. We will dive deep into learning leadership as a process, rather than a position, using the Social Change Model of Leadership and its “7 Cs” as our guide.
Utilizing Marshall Ganz’s framework of storytelling, you will identify issues in your own community and propose plans of actions to respond and transform real-world injustices. While doing so, you will learn and develop social justice leadership capacities for yourself to serve with teams and diverse communities. You will deepen your understanding of social justice, develop capacities for sustaining engagement, and become part of a learning community committed to personal growth through service, action, and reflection. After two weeks, you will have foundational knowledge and nurtured leadership capacities to grow as a changemaker and an advocate for a more just and humane world.
This tuition is reflective of a virtual environment.
How You'll Benefit
Develop awareness of key concepts related to community leadership and social justice
Explore social injustices, root causes, impacts, and societal transformation
Participate in online discussions on prevalent issues in our world
Work with peers collaboratively within a team
Learn from diverse community leaders about leadership in practice
Attend presentations and interact with scholars and practitioners
Work with Georgetown's Center for Social Justice faculty and staff
Improve presentation and communication skills
Explore and grow into leadership capacities and skills
Gain a firsthand look at careers in fields such as human rights, law, education, health, public service, and urban development
Receive a Certificate of Participation Upon Successful Completion
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Community Impact & Leadership Academy, you will spend your time engaged in a combination of class sessions, workshops, training, group small reflections, and extracurricular activities. Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Social justice and injustice
Social change model of leadership
Agency and identity
Inequality and inequity
Power and privilege
Social and conflict transformation
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
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