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 watch 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