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The Agapé Center for Service and Learning

Agapé Center - Campus Compact


Campus Compact Messiah College enjoys a unique relationship with Campus Compact, the fastest growing national network of colleges and universities committed to service-learning. It began only 20 years ago but currently boasts over 1,000 members representing five million students. As an organization, Campus Compact is committed to refining service-learning pedagogy, as well as employing numerous networks to strengthen service-learning theory and practice.
Dr. Charlene Gray, Executive Director of PA Campus Compact, served on the Agape Center Search Committee, taught an FYS course for Messiah, and was featured as a keynote speaker at Messiah’s 2006 National Service-Learning Conference. In addition, former President Dr. Rodney Sawatsky served on the Pennsylvania Campus Compact Board during his tenure at Messiah. Currently, President Kim Phipps is also serving on the board to provide ongoing support for state service-learning initiatives.