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November 15, 2019 12:15 AM

The 12th Annual Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference will be held THIS Saturday, November 16th, 2019, at the University of Maryland, College Park at the Adele H. Stamp Union. The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) is a full-day opportunity to share success strategies among students, faculty, and staff at institutions throughout Maryland, D.C., and Delaware on the topics of community service, service-learning and civic engagement.


Presenters:  Fehintola Elizabeth Bright-Awonuga, Maia Parker, Rees Draminski, and Thomas Southerland (Shriver LLC Peer Mentors)

Session Title:  Student Leadership Puts Passion to Action Within a Living Learning Community (and Beyond)

Session Description:  The Shriver Center’s Service-Learning and Community Engagement (SLCE) program at UMBC creates spaces and pathways in which students, faculty, and staff deepen understanding of community needs and assets and develop relationships with community partners to bring about positive, systemic change through a social justice and equity lens. This workshop exemplifies how student leaders put their passion to action and build community, understand differences, and identify solutions to overcome barriers. This interactive session will create an environment for participants to develop a learning community, exchange knowledge about leadership development, and how to apply it in their respective organizations/campuses.

Session Date/Times: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | Block I| 10:30-11:30 a.m. (60 Mins)

Session Location:  Margaret Brent A 2112, Adele H. Stamp, Student Union

Coordinating Presenter: Fariha Khalid (Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA | Program Coordinator, Retriever Essentials Food Access Initiative, UMBC


Session Title: The Struggle for Success: Food Insecurity among College Students 

Session Description: The research investigates the prevalence of food insecurity among students at UMBC. Data were gathered through cross-sectional surveys distributed among students, faculty, and staff (N = 784). The results show that among UMBC students about 30 percent of students described their food situation as not having enough to eat in the past year. The findings offer insight into the prevalence of food insecurity among UMBC students and the level of program awareness within the community. This research is particularly important in gauging the need for initiatives which tackle food insecurity and related issues in the student body and the larger community at UMBC. It also provides a model for campus-based solutions and practices which can be utilized to address the problem of food insecurity among college students. 

Session Date/Times: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | Block III | 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (60 Mins)

Session Location:Prince George's Room 1211, Adele H. Stamp, Student Union



The Shriver Center’s Applied Learning & Community Engagement Team will receive the CCMA “Civic Engagement” Award.  


UMBC is a member of Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA), which allows our campus to host and support AmeriCorps VISTA Projects as Retriever Essentials, College JUMP, and Arbutus Achievers.  Because of our campus membership, student registration is only $10, while faculty, staff, and community partner registration is only $25. This covers breakfast, lunch, and other conference materials. 

A number of UMBC students and staff are attending.  REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!!! A full agenda and program details can be found below at


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