• Center for Leadership and Social Change. Learn. Serve. Transform.

ABOUT US

The Center for Leadership & Social Change transforms lives through identity development, leadership education and community engagement. We encourage students to learn, serve and transform through programming that encompasses leadership, diversity and service.

We offer more than 30 programs intended to foster opportunities and vision to create positive, sustainable change in their communities and the broader world. Opportunities range from one-time service at local nonprofits to year-long training and leadership roles. We offer training on such topics as leadership development, identity and cultural competence, service learning, and community change.

WHAT WE OFFER

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SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Students can engage in service as volunteers as well as recruit others to service commitments as community leaders. The 2017 Community Ambassadors recruited more than 1,000 FSU students that provided 4,650 community service hours to Tallahassee non-profits.

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

At the LeaderShape Institute students create personal leadership visions and define how they will promote positive social change in their lives and communities. Former participants have hailed the program as a life-altering leadership experience that anyone could learn from.

 
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HONORS & RECOGNITION

The V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation & Recognition Ceremonies are intimate celebrations where graduates and their support systems celebrate and honor each other on their shared accomplishments, dedications, and continual support.

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Diversity & Inclusion 

The FSU community can participate in our initiatives or create one of their own. Social Change Peer Educators is a new student-generated program that has facilitated workshops on identity development, racial trauma, and leadership development to over 150 people.

NEWS

As we have continued to talk as a team, individually and in small groups, we thought about the best ways that we can continue to show support for our community, for those whose activism is out loud and in-your-face and for those whose activism is less public and exists in their volunteer work, their task force membership, or their conversations with racist family members.

Storytelling plays a vital role in creating positive changes in our communities. Through storytelling, the power of the narrative is enhanced, and with it, you can empathize with the storyteller's words.

Storytelling is an art where the ‘main character’ (whoever is reflecting, remembering, or proposing) is using a platform to tell their truths and the evolution of their transformation.

When was the last time you really listened to the stories being told in the music you bump to?

 

ENGAGE WITH US

 

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"The center is an amazing place where you can not only learn about yourself, but you can learn about how you relate to other people. It definitely has changed the way I view leadership and the way I can affect other people."

-Jalicia Lewis, student leader


SUPPORT US

At the Center for Leadership & Social Change, we believe in the vast difference that can be made by the collective efforts of individuals. For decades, the center and its predecessors have transformed the lives of students, faculty and staff through leadership education, identity development and community engagement.

Your support is critical in sustaining and expanding this collaborative, continuous work to live and lead at the intersection of community, diversity and change. Programs such as Multicultural Leadership Summit, LeaderShape Institute, and Service Leadership Seminar rely on donations from those who support our vision.

Join us as we continue working to enable and empower each of us to embrace the value of difference and readily accept opportunities for lifelong learning, meaningful influence and positions of trust.

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