UCARE inspires the belief that positive change can be made in our world, and helps students make that change happen.
The Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility and Engagement (UCARE) serves as the hub for community engagement and social advocacy at Ursinus College. Through partnerships with more than 30 community agencies, UCARE provides a variety of hands-on service opportunities and trainings for our students. UCARE’s goal is to help Ursinus College students develop as thoughtful and responsible civic leaders, attuned to the context, strengths, and needs of the communities in which they serve.
College students often feel compelled to become actively involved in the world they learn about in the classroom. Through direct service and advocacy opportunities, UCARE offers a variety of ways in which students may participate in the change they wish to see. Students are also encouraged to take courses with community-based learning components. Moreover, students can pursue a minor in Peace and Social Justice Studies. Through these experiences in and outside the classroom, students begin to make connections between their academic studies and their society. When these connections are made, students are likely to develop into the stakeholders of our democracy.
August 24th, 2019
Aug242019 9:00amBe the Change - Class of 2023 Service InitiativeUpper Wismer
September 25th, 2019
Sep252019 7:00pm“Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook” Movie Screening and DiscussionBears’ Den, Wismer Center
October 3rd, 2019
Oct32019 7:00pm“Knock Down the House” Movie Screening and DiscussionBears’ Den, Wismer Center
Building on the work first initiated under a pilot program launched in 2017, the Harold C. Smith Foundation has approved a new $862,000 implementation grant for Ursinus College.
Jake Menzer (UC ’20) shares his experience providing care for chronically ill patients this past summer
Ursinus Bonner Leader, Sophy Gamber (UC ’18), shares her experiences working the Broad Street Ministry’s Summer Youth Initiative.