Grounding for Public Service (GPS) Club is a weekly learning and connecting space focused on social justice and equity education in Evanston and Chicago.
GPS Club engages students in learning about the Evanston and Chicago community, including physical environment, local culture, history, and people. We focus on growing our knowledge of Evanston and Chicago through a racial justice and equity lens. The goal is to build a community of informed and engaged citizens.
What to expect?
The GPS program meets on Tuesdays in Parkes Hall 120 between 5pm-6:30pm for free dinner, learning, and small group conversations. GPS is open to all with no prerequisites or barriers for entry.
- Build community among civic-minded NU students
- Practice hospitality
- Cultivate place-based learning (Evanston and Chicago)
- Uplift a commitment to ethical practice in civic engagement
- Focus on racial justice, social justice and equity
- Expose students to pathways for deeper civic involvement
- Advance values of empathy, service, humility, reflection, wellness
- Cultivate a culture of thoughtful/engaged citizens rooted in community
- Foster a sense of connection to Evanston/Chicago neighbors
- Any questions? Contact Val Buchanan (staff advisor)