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Fall 2013 Engaged Scholarship Grant

Fall 2013 Engaged Scholarship Grant

Community Engagement Impact Research

Understanding the Impact of Service Learning on Students’ Long-Term Civic Dispositions and Democratic Identities

Engaged Scholarship Grant
David Meens
Sunday, September 1, 2013


This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...