Duke Embraces Civic Engagement

Posted February 12, 2007 2:08 p.m. EST

Duke University is launching a major program to move its undergraduate students beyond the classroom and engage them in giving back to the community by taking on social issues at home and abroad and learning from those real-life experiences.

Starting in the summer of 2008, with $15 million each from the Duke Endowment and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, any Duke undergrad who has finished at least two semesters will be eligible to undertake a service project for a summer or semester.

For details, see: Philanthropy Journal's story .