Community Service

John B. Ervin believed that service to others in need promotes the health and growth of a community. Each Ervin Scholar should be able to demonstrate a meaningful service commitment to his or her local community during high school. That service will continue at Washington University in St. Louis, where Ervin Scholars volunteer their time in areas that serve many sectors of the community.

Through “sERVIN”, Ervin’s flagship community service program, students volunteer their time in areas that serve many communities. Recent programs include volunteering at the Mathew Dickey Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis and service trips to Oxford, Mississippi. They have helped at homeless shelters and food banks through programs offered by the Campus YMCA and helped in Each One Teach One tutorial programs at St. Louis Public Schools. Ervin Scholars have also created new programs, including a campaign to expose undergraduates to inner-city medical work.

Whether they are serving orphanages in Uganda, the U.S. Embassy in Portugal, or the Peace Corps, Ervin Scholars are committed to making a difference in their community and around the world. 










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