Civic And Community Leaders Professional Development (Walker Fellows)

Civic and Community Leaders Professional Development

The application window is now OPEN to be a part of the Civic and Community Leader Professional Development 2022-2023 (also known as Walker Fellows). 

The Civic and Community Leaders Professional Development Program affords students an opportunity to develop and master skills that are essential for being civically engaged and active in the communities where they live, work, and study. This program provides the potential opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. Students may engage in learning opportunities including career development and planning, leadership growth and development, community engagement, professional communication, and personal communication skills. The group will build an awareness of how public policy is shaped by national and global issues while working as both individuals and a team to further civic engagement.

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with individuals who shape the world we live in—lobbyists, members of think tanks, members of non-profit organizations, members of the media, as well as those who work in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government.

In addition to these potential trips, participants must be willing to make a yearlong commitment to the Walker Fellowship and to Millersville's Civic and Community Engagement program. All participants will be expected to aid in the planning, advertising, and execution of a variety of Civic and Community events, including:

  • Congress to Campus 

  • Constitution Week

  • Voter Registration Drives

  • Policy Webinars on Current Issues

These events will offer students the opportunity to put the skills they learned into action in a variety of ways, and they will also be afforded the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as leaders throughout the year. Students will also get to create some sort of reflective piece on their experience with the Walker Center—a video, a podcast, a journal—and these pieces will be showcased and archived for future leaders.

For more information, please stop by Huntingdon House or send an email to the Walker Center.

Check out some pictures from the Walker Center Fellows past trips on our facebook page

Meet our Fellows!

 

“I volunteered with the Center for Civic Responsibility & Leadership before even becoming a fellow. During my freshman year on campus with all online classes, I worked with the center to register students to vote in the 2020 election and increased student engagement in politics by hosting a 2020 election watch party.”

- Leah M Reagan | Majoring in Speech Communications with a Concentration in Public Relations | Class of 2024

“As a Fellow, I am excited to serve my campus community through good governance and civic engagement! As an Eagle Scout I learned the responsibilities of a good citizen and how to be a proper servant leader. In 2018 I was awarded the Good Citizenship award by the Union League of Philadelphia for my service as a scout. In this society I have served as unit representative, chapter vice president, chapter president, leadership development committee chairman, unit representative committee chair, and now currently as an advisor in the organization. Since attending Millersville I've held the position of secretary for the College Republicans and Vice President and then President of the College Democrats. I am also the communications director for the PA College Democrats and a Political Consultant for David Brown campaign in PA’s 166th district.”

- Andrew D. Geer | Majoring in Government and Political Affairs | Class of 2023

“I want to eventually get my PhD in History and become a professor of social American history. Some of my interests include board games, musical theater, photography, crafting, script writing for my upcoming podcast and social media.”

- Grace E. Celley | Majoring in History with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Class of 2024