Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility Council
The Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility (CESR) Council is a body of representatives which collaborates to articulate a cohesive story of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility at Haverford College. The Council is led by Janice Lion, Associate Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC), and offers recommendations and significant support for ethical campus-community engagement.
The CESR Council was established in 2017, as one of three primary recommendations made in the Blueprint for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
The CESR Council:
- Centralizes and highlights CESR activities led by students, faculty, staff throughout the institution and with off-campus community groups. CESR Council members maintain a civic engagement map featuring active partnerships.
- Supports and articulates the needs of offices and programs which provide CESR opportunities.
- Stewards the College’s investments in community, regional and national partnerships and collaborates with all of those involved to bring CESR activities into alignment with College mission and values.
Council members and others from the community currently collaborate in three working groups- curricular pathways, relationship management, and policy - to advance the Council’s goals.
2019-20 CESR Council Members:
Chair: Janice Lion, CPGC
Coordinator: Emily Johnson, Office of Service and Community Collaboration
- Alexandra Wolkoff '14, Puentes de Salud and CPGC
- Amy Feiffer, Center for Career and Professional Advising
- Calista Cleary, Tri-Co Philly semester coordinator
- Eric Hartman, CPGC and The Global SL Network
- Feven Ghezehegn ‘19, African Family Health Organization and CPGC
- Fran Blase, Provost
- Franklyn Cantor, President's Office
- Gabe Halperin-Goldstein ‘19 Center for Hunger Free Communities and CPGC
- James Weissinger, John B. Hurford ‘60 Center for the Arts and Humanities
- Jason Rash, Athletics
- Jesse Lytle, President's Office, Chair of Council on Sustainability and Social Responsibility
- Jill Stauffer, Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, CPGC and Voice of Witness
- Joshua Moses, Anthropology and Environmental Studies
- Marielle Latrick, Marian E. Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center, MAST
- Martha Denney, Dean of Students
- Sara Curtis '20, Office of Service and Community Collaboration
- Stephanie Keene, CPGC
- Theresa Tensuan, Diversity, Access, and Community Engagement