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

*Senior Coordinator

Arielle McRae – Junior Coordinator

Vincent Csercsevits – Sophomore Coordinator

*Freshman Coordinator


2022-2023 Community Partners


Boys & Girls Club of Chester

Chester Eastside

Chester Education Foundation

Chester Housing Authority

Elwyn Early Learning Center

Chester Senior Center

Chester Writer’s House

City Team

Family and Community Services of Delaware County

Generations of Destiny


Painting Freedom

Soccer for Success

Stetser Elementary School

Teacher Teammates

* If you are interested in becoming a community partner of the Scholar’s program, please reach out to LaShanda Patton at 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!!