Community Engagement Fellows
Wake Forest University School of Divinity launched the Community Engagement Fellows program and named its first Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the School of Divinity established the initiative to build on its commitment to forming leaders for ministry in the church and the world who are committed to engaging their communities through social justice. Read the news release here.
The Fellows are working to facilitate and promote the work of social justice in the School of Divinity community with a commitment to transforming the world through community engagement. In March 2013, the Fellows will host a conference for theology students in an effort to birth a movement of seminary students to do this transformative work.
The purpose of the Community Engagement Fellows Program is to strengthen campus wide engagement in the world, by identifying and encouraging talented community leaders to enter divinity school, by encouraging and supporting students who have a strong service background to continue their engagement while in school, by providing students with networking opportunities and financial support to deepen their engagement, and by convening students from seminaries around the country to work together on issues and programs that engage the church in the world.
The program director for the Community Engagement Fellows program is Rev. Christopher Copeland, assistant director of leadership development, at the School of Divinity.