Title

Civic Engagement: Helping the Elderly

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Politics, Policy, and Administration

Session Chair

Mary Pettenger

Session Title

Political Science Research

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Pettenger

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Our project was to determine what factors hinder college students from being engaged in the community that surrounds their university. In this study we examined factors that might influence student civic engagement including demographics, past volunteer experience, current involvement and desire to become involved in the community. Based on our study, we coordinated with the local Monmouth senior center to create a campaign for leaf raking for seniors who were unable to rake their leaves themselves, and then recruited WOU students who participated in the civic engagement activity.

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Civic Engagement: Helping the Elderly

WUC Pacific Room

Our project was to determine what factors hinder college students from being engaged in the community that surrounds their university. In this study we examined factors that might influence student civic engagement including demographics, past volunteer experience, current involvement and desire to become involved in the community. Based on our study, we coordinated with the local Monmouth senior center to create a campaign for leaf raking for seniors who were unable to rake their leaves themselves, and then recruited WOU students who participated in the civic engagement activity.