Union Theological Seminary launches new center to develop social impact leaders

August 14, 2018
NEW YORK — Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union), an international leader in theological education grounded in service and social justice,  announces the launch of the Center for Community Engagement and Social Justice (Center). Through the Center, Union will build on its foundation to create leaders and support important community and social efforts to impact positive change.
The challenges of the world are significant and individuals with the skills and mindsets to lead in this environment are needed more than ever.  Fortunately, there are many individuals who hear the call to lead in their communities, for social issues, such as race, gender, and immigration, and for the environment.  Union is focused on understanding the skills and mindsets required to be successful in realizing the change they desire in the world, providing a ‘place’ where convening and discussion can thrive, and offering educational programs and practical experiences to develop social impact leaders.
“We are committed to helping our students and others in the community make a real impact in the world and I believe this Center will provide a unique opportunity for exploration of novel solutions to some of our most pressing societal problems,” said Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union.
The Center will support several educational- and engagement-related initiatives that will begin in the fall of 2018. The first focuses on homelessness in the areas of prevention, shelter, outreach, and permanent housing.  Union is committed to addressing this important issue and has partnered with the Coalition for


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