Winter Break Community Engagement Fund

The McKeen Center is providing funding to support students who volunteer with a nonprofit or municipal organization between semesters.

The Program

The Winter Break Community Engagement Fund (WBCEF) provides $750 to support students in committing to reciprocally impactful community engagement during the 2022-2023 winter break. Participants will commit to providing 50 hours of volunteer service to a nonprofit or municipal organization and will receive training, support in identifying a host site, and a financial award from the McKeen Center. Volunteer work can be remote or in-person. Looking for more details about the program?

Applicants must have attended the November 2 information session or watched the recording (Link, Password: $94k8M%B). For those that watch the recording, please email Tom Ancona ( and describe one tip—from the information session recording—for reaching out to a community partner. 

Program Timeline

  • October 21: Application Open
  • November 2: Information Session, 6-7p, Banister 106
  • November 9: Application due, Noon
  • November 14: Applicants Notified
  • December 5: Rolling Applications Due
  • December 20-January 21: WBCEF Volunteer Work
  • January 22: Final WBCEF Materials Due

Questions? Contact Tom Ancona ( or schedule a meeting)

News from Past Winter Break Community Engagement Fund Projects