De Pere, Wis.: St. Norbert College was recently awarded a NetVUE Program Development Grant of $36,625 for the Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation program.
The program will deeply connect the work of vocation exploration with curricular and co-curricular service-learning, offering students the opportunity to integrate their commitment to the common good with a deep sense of purpose.
“This project is exciting because we’re working across divisions and departments to help students integrate their commitment to community engagement and the common good with a deep sense of purpose. We know that so many St. Norbert College graduates are out there impacting communities in positive ways, and we hope to equip and inspire more students to join them,” said Rebecca Lahti, principal project contact at St. Norbert College.
About 30 students will make up the first cohort, and the college is looking for students who are interested in service, community engagement and social justice. Students would be involved in the program for 2-3 years, ideally beginning in their sophomore year. The grant is a “vocational development grant” that helps schools looking to expand their current vocational offerings.
Students who complete the pathway will be able to articulate a future commitment to community engagement that works for justice and is rooted in their understanding and experience of vocation.
For more information on the Scholars for Community-Engaged Vocation program, go to https://www.snc.edu/