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At The Honorable John J. Binienda Center for Civic Engagement at Worcester State University, we connect you with volunteer and other experiential learning opportunities offered by an assortment of community partners. These are win-win-win programs—providing valuable services to recipients, expanding the capabilities of our partners, and helping you to build a strong foundation in civic participation while honing your skills.
The center is dedicated to:
Through these activities, we help Worcester State meet the challenge established by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to provide meaningful civic education and engagement to our students. Our commitment enabled WSU to earn the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching in 2015 and be named a member of NASPA’s Lead Initiative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement.
NSLVE is a signature initiative of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. IDHE is an applied research center focused on college and university student political learning and participation in democracy.
IDHE researchers study voting, campus conditions for political learning and discussion, closing equity gaps in participation, and increasing student agency and participation.
Since NSLVE’s launch in 2013, more than 1,000 colleges and universities have signed up to receive their voting rates for the 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 federal elections.
Read Worcester State's 2014 & 2018 Student Voting Rates Report
The Honorable John J. Binienda Center for Civic Engagement