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Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Community Building

International Community Program

The International Community Program promotes beneficial interaction between CWU's international and American students. It then guides them to work together in leadership and community engagement roles. This promotes cross-cultural friendships, understanding, and learning opportunities. Various events, such as hikes and meet-and-greet parties, will be held throughout the academic year. (Ongoing)

Cross-Cultural Leadership Program

CCLP brings approximately 15 students together as an annual cohort to explore the relationship between leadership and culture. Participants enjoy a hands-on training approach during a fall retreat and monthly seminars. The year concludes with a capstone experience in the spring. (Ongoing)

Experience Leadership Project

Each September, before fall quarter starts, we take off for a three-day retreat in the Cascade Mountains. Designed for incoming first-year students, the Experience Leadership Project gives new students a chance to develop a support network with CWU students, faculty, and staff; enhance their leadership skills; and, increase awareness of the resources available at CWU. Through activities such as team building exercises, interactive workshops, the challenge course, white water rafting, rock climbing, and the memorable night hike, participants are prepared to jump into life at Central. (Fall)

Chavez-King Leadership Institute 

The Chavez-King Leadership Institute is committed to professional development and engaging students in meaningful community service opportunities. Members of CKLI are students who have a commitment to civic responsibility and are interested in cultivating their leadership and mentoring skills, team building abilities, and advocating for social change.

Members will develop and implement leadership and community service projects while mentoring middle and high school students. By engaging in these local and global community events, students are able to become and foster a new generation of leaders.

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