Raritan Hall, room 005
Phone: 732-548-6000 x3486
Arianna E. Illa, LSW
Coordinator, Civic Engagement & Experiential Learning
Department of Career and Transfer Services
West Hall room 230
Democracy House, The Center for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership
Democracy House is Middlesex College’s award-winning Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service on campus. Democracy House works exclusively with students interested in serving the local community by building strong relationships to Middlesex College faculty and partnerships with local non-profits. The primary goal of Democracy House does is to address community needs while integrating real-life experiences into college-level learning.
Applications Now Open
Bonner Leader Program
2022 – 2023 Academic Year
The Bonner Leader Program is a campus-based community service program, through which students can engage directly with local non-profit organizations in yearlong commitment. Each Bonner Leader serves a minimum of 15 hours per week, with the ultimate goal of completing 300 hours of community engagement by the end of the academic year. Bonner Leaders also participate in national student conferences and weekly leadership workshops.
Middlesex College is the only community college in the national Bonner Leader Program network, which, through your participation, you gain access to. This can be very helpful in the transferring process, in networking for jobs, and in continuing community development. Also, if you are Federal Work Study eligible, Democracy House can be your placement! Other benefits of joining the program include building lifelong friendships with a group of like-minded and diverse peers at Middlesex College; professional and personal development; and intensive leadership training.
Alternative Weekend Break Trip November 8-10, 2019
Location TBD upon acceptance
Democracy House, the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service at Middlesex College, is accepting applications for its first-ever alternative break weekend trip for the Fall 2019 semester. Alternative breaks are an immersive opportunity for students to serve communities in a meaningful way during time off from school. Instead of engaging in a normal weekend break from classes, students are challenged to spend time engaging with a different community, learning about their social issues, culture, and history, while also giving back.
Democracy House has 10 spots available for students to participate in an alternative weekend trip during the month of November. We are looking for a diverse group of students who are interested first and foremost in service to the community and who are open to learning about a variety of different social issues. Participants will learn about a particular community issue within the United States during two pre-trip meetings and the volunteer break excursion. Trip location to be shared upon acceptance into the program.
Please complete the application at the link below. You will be notified if you are selected to move on to the group interview part of the selection process. Group interviews will be held in late September / early October. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.