Service Over Self!
Service to others is more than just a nice thing to do. It inspires deep, lasting change. At Widener, we view civic engagement not from a charity model orientation, but with a focus on social justice. We continually build collaborative campus and community partnerships that further the university’s civic mission, while educating and empowering our students. From one-time participation, to long-term, sustained engagement within our scholarship programs, you can explore co-curricular activities that will develop your skills in critical thinking, collaboration, and socially responsible leadership.
We support Widener University values of respect, integrity, and excellence as we work locally and globally to become engaged global leaders in our community.
Our Scholar’s Program is a cohort of scholarships managed in the Center. Together the Maguire Scholars, Bonner Leaders, and Pride Service Site Leaders participate in leadership training, peer-to-peer mentoring, and volunteering in the Chester community.
Our Scholar Leadership Team for the 2022-2023 Academic Year!
Ariana Hurtado-Day – Scholar Program President
Taylor Easter – Political Engagement Coordinator
Jenna Waldron – Peer Development Coordinator
Megan Brown – Events Coordinator
*Student Volunteer Coordinator
Arielle McRae – Junior Coordinator
Vincent Csercsevits – Sophomore Coordinator
2022-2023 Community Partners
Boys & Girls Club of Chester
Chester Education Foundation
Chester Housing Authority
Elwyn Early Learning Center
Chester Senior Center
Chester Writer’s House
Family and Community Services of Delaware County
Generations of Destiny
Soccer for Success
Stetser Elementary School
* If you are interested in becoming a community partner of the Scholar’s program, please reach out to LaShanda Patton at email@example.com for more information on establishing a partnership with Widener University.
Thank you to all of the vendor who participated and made Taste of Chester a huge success!!