The Wesleyan experience is designed to cultivate tomorrow's leaders--women who are invested and fully engaged in their community. Students are united with the community through The Lane Center for Community Engagement & Service, established in 2002 to become a focal of community service and engagement in Central Georgia and to serve as a role model for college/community collaboration nationally.
The Lane Center has three goals: to promote and manage specific acts of community service and engagement through assessing community needs, working collaboratively with partners to secure funding for service projects, and coordinating those projects; to instill the spirit of service and engagement into our pedagogical processes; and to teach and model civic leadership and personal responsibility through conferences, workshops, and conversations sponsored by the center.
The Lane Center finds its model for excellence in a tradition of service that has inspired leaders since Wesleyan's founding in 1836. Wesleyan women understand that bringing about positive change in today's world requires more than volunteer service; it requires an authentic passion to inspire advocacy. The Lane Center provides opportunities for early connections that often develop into that passion and a life-long commitment to community service, community development, and personal investment.
Wesleyan women leave campus to establish community elsewhere, whether domestically or internationally, understanding the sense of community as a global concept that starts right here in Central Georgia. Students graduate prepared to apply their time and their talents effectively, experiencing the kind of personal enrichment that only comes from true community investment.