Lane Center for Service and Leadership

Aunt Maggie's

Aunt Maggie's

Aunt Maggie’s Kitchen Table provides support to the families of Anthony Homes, Macon Housing Authority’s largest federally funded community.

Lane Center Initiatives

Lane Center Initiatives

Wesleyan women work both on and off campus with dozens of agencies primarily focusing on women’s and children’s issues.

Servant Leaders

Servant Leaders

More than 70% of Wesleyan students are involved in community service doing practical things that help people improve the quality of their lives.

 

For nearly a decade, Wesleyan’s Lane Center for Service and Leadership has served as the heart and soul of wesleyan's ongoing work of preparing women for lifelong service to others. 

Lane Center Statistics

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1938

Number of student hours devoted to WOW! A Day.

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175

Pounds of food collected during a food drive for The Mentor's Project.

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7309

Number of total community service hours by our students.


The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Logo
Wesleyan has earned a spot on the Presidential Honor Roll every year since the community service recognition program began in 2006, including the Honor Roll with Distinction Award for three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010) – an honor no other college or university in the state can claim. In addition, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Wesleyan College as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.

The Lane Center History

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The Wesleyan experience is designed to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders - women invested and fully engaged in their community. Students are united with the community through the Lane Center for Service and Leadership, established by Wesleyan in 2002 as a focal point of community service and engagement in Central Georgia and to serve as a national role model for other colleges and communities.

While students have a wide variety of opportunities to serve the community outside the classroom, the Lane Center staff also works with faculty to incorporate service into course curriculum. Nearly one-third of our faculty representing 11 departments are incorporating service learning into their pedagogy, and approximately two-thirds of our students are taking courses that incorporate service-based assignments. 

 

Important Reasons for LifeLong Service:

Builds Unity

People from diverse backgrounds unite toward a common goal, building a sense of community.

Educational

More apt to seek ongoing resources, seminars, group involvement, and to pursue scholastic interests.

Personal

Greater leadership roles, increased communication, solution-focused.

Health

Reduces stress, increases positive effect, self-esteem and overall health. Research has shown individuals who participate in community service have a lower mortality rate.

Community

Volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charities as non-volunteers.

Social

Volunteers develop a strong interest in current events and local government, and are much more likely to vote and feel civic responsibility.

Professional

Builds teamwork, time management, networking, and critical thinking skills.

Individual Growth

Learn to understand one’s own competence and individual/collective capabilities.

Experience

Gain knowledge to assist in building sustainable models and to meet long-term needs in response to service to others. Help others realize they have value.

Habit-forming

Lifelong service develops through habitual community service leading to healthier overall functioning over one’s lifetime.

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Jill Amos
Director of the Lane Center (478) 757-3800
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Julie Rogers
Assistant Director to the Lane Center (478) 757-3799

Being a Servant Leader

Twice yearly, the Lane Center coordinates the mass-volunteer service effort known as WOW! A Day for Macon. In one day, Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff depart from campus to engage in simultaneous work with partner agencies on a broad spectrum of community needs. Not only do WOW! A Days enhance student engagement in the community, exposing them directly to real world experiences, they also spearhead Wesleyan’s efforts to infuse service learning both inside and outside the classroom.

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Number of agencies in Macon that were served on WOW! A Day in 2016.

444

Number of volunteers who served in 2016 WOW! A Days.

270

Books read to children at AMKT in 2014.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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