Organic Vs. Organizational Approach

September 30, 2012

One of the last things we discussed in Wednesday’s class was organic vs. organizational approach. Professor Swags defined the Organic Approach as starting out a project/mission on a small scale and seeing how far it goes, kind of like going with the flow of things. On the contrary, Organizational was specified as taking the time […]

Environmental Leadership in the 2012 Race

September 29, 2012

             Even though in class we have talked about leadership on a relatively small, community oriented scale I think it is interesting to look at the leadership of our country as a whole: namely the 2012 presidential race. This race is extremely polarized without much in the way of a […]

In the Mind of a Leader

September 26, 2012

On the first day of class we all came up with traits and qualities we thought make a leader, some of us even spoke about the leadership positions we’ve had.  Since the first class I’ve been thinking about the list we came up with and realized that we all generally think a leader is a […]

Service mixed with leadership

September 26, 2012

I remember when we took some class time talking about what makes a service and how it is affected by leadership.  I sometimes think about how we define service. So I found this article on a blog about what service is. The title of the article is The difference between “Service” and “Serve Us!”. It […]

Leadership…What’s That?

September 26, 2012

sooooo yeah…since this is a leadership LLC, I figured I’d write my first blog post about what I define as leadership. Not to mention, I couldn’t think of anything else to blog about…haha. I think leadership has many definitions. I think everyone has the potential to become a leader in some way. Some people are […]

Lets talk about Leadership….

September 26, 2012

Leadership is about breaking things! Hey guys, This is my first blog on the page hopefully I post it right. I’m not really a pro at the social media sites and stuff. But anyways. I was looking around the net to figure out what im to blog about and i found this article. I truly believe that […]

The Mason Student as Voter

September 25, 2012

As I gather my thoughts for my first CLCE blog post, it is an election year.  As a Washingtonian and an educator focused on fostering civic engagement and leadership for social change, I can’t help but have the political engagement aspects of community engagement on the brain right now. It’s also the beginning of a […]

“…where most earn less than $2 a day.”

September 25, 2012

Washington Post link: Money and Nigeria Although the link that I posted primarily talks about how BlackBerries have become a symbol of status in Nigeria, I wanted to focus on one fact that stood out to me: “…where most earn less than $2 a day.” The equivalent to $2 dollars is 200 naira. 200 […]

Big Issues and Staying Hopeful

September 23, 2012

My first post is from Howard Zinn’s article entitled “Optimism of Uncertainty” Feel free to be a super blogger and read it here->( I would like some responses to this quote in which Zinn opens up the article. “In this awful world where the efforts of caring people often pale in comparison to what is […]


September 17, 2012

Welcome to the blog for the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement at George Mason University.  Our mission is to promote transformative student learning through engagement in service and leadership in the community.   We have created this space to serve as a forum for Mason students to discuss their perspectives on community engagement and […]