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The Leduc Center for Civic Engagement is a vital part of UMass Dartmouth, providing opportunities for students to broaden their college experiences and make an impact in the community. Through service-learning and community service, students help meet the needs of the community while developing the values and perspectives that will guide their futures.

The Leduc Center for Civic Engagement also honors the late Reverend Dr. Robert P. Lawrence, whose work in and service to the community was the exemplar of civic engagement. The Lawrence Faculty Service-Learning Fellows program teaches faculty best practices in service-learning. The annual Rev. Lawrence Lecture brings inspiring individuals who share in his belief of civic engagement to speak to our SouthCoast community.

Your support of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement helps to make important initiatives happen like:

  • America Reads, which has delivered 300,000 hours of reading and math tutoring and helped more than 15,000 SouthCoast students since it began 20 years ago.
  • Alternative Spring Break trips
  • 9/11 Day of Service
  • Leduc Leaders program, combining community service with leadership training
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