On Campus

Below are just a few of the programs and offerings we provide through the center to help you connect your passions with service.


Students in a Civic Innovation class.Students in a Civic Innovation class.

Program in the Appalachian Center.Program in the Appalachian Center.

Campus Days of Service

Want to get your hands dirty?  The Appalachian Center for Civic Life hosts multiple days of service every semester to give students the chance to volunteer at one of the area’s many non-profit organizations.  Usually held on a Saturday, students will serve in the local community in groups of 10-15 students, meet local community members, engage in reflection, and make lasting memories.  What kinds of things do we do? During a day of service, you might:


CivicCorps is a student leadership program founded on the three guiding principles of education, service, and reflection.  CivicCorps students work to raise awareness about social issues on campus by planning and carrying out lyceum events and service projects, all while designing reflection activities that give participants the opportunity to connect what their learning and doing with long-term solutions to social problems.  

Recent examples of CivicCorps projects include: 

  • Autism Awareness
  • Campus Food Waste and Composting
  • Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Interfaith Dialogue
  • World AIDS Day

Intentional Break Program

The Intentional Break Program at Emory & Henry College gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to travel regionally and nationally over fall and spring break to:

  • engage in community-identified service
  • immerse themselves into another culture
  • live simply and grow in relationships
  • learn about and consider solutions to broader social issues

Recent trips include:

  • a fall break trip to the Jubliee Project in Sneedville, TN to carry out home repair projects and engage with local youth
  • a spring break trip in partnership with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to build homes in areas of the city still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. 

Connect with us:

Maggie Obermann, Civic Engagement Coordinator - mobermann@ehc.edu