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Serving Communities in Need

The George Washington University creates and participates in public service and civic engagement efforts that take full advantage of our knowledge and ability to respond to educational, health and social needs. Whether joining established service programs or launching our own signature efforts, GW cultivates a strong spirit of community engagement.

GW students contribute over 150,000 volunteer hours per year through dozens of community partnerships, such as The Neighbor’s Project, SJT Scholars and DC Reads. The Princeton Review counts GW among the nation’s top socially aware schools in “Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement.”

Contact the Office of Government and Community Relations

2121 Eye St, NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20052
Office: (202) 994-9132
Fax: (202) 994-3622

Renee McPhatter
Assistant Vice President

Dr. Bernard Demczuk
Assistant Vice President for District Relations

Askia Suruma
Director of Federal and International Relations

David Baker
Director of Virginia Relations

Britany Waddell
Director of Community Relations

Richard Livingstone
Assistant Director of Community Relations

Iana Clarence
Administrative Assistant