Civic Engagement at Skidmore

The Skidmore Strategic Plan

We will prepare every Skidmore student to make the choices required of an informed, responsible citizen at home and in the world.

Faces of Community Engagement
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Civic Engagement at Skidmore

Perspectives on prison

Justice and rehabilitation, inequity and immobility, and other complex issues of mass incarceration in America are themes in a faculty-student project that's part of a national traveling show.

Skidmore Student Lends a Hand to Local Refugees

When Rula Issa ‘17 came to the United States in 1998 seeking refuge from the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was warmly welcomed by Americans who sought to help her and her family assimilate to America and settle comfortably in their new home.

Smart city

Saratoga's Smart City Commission -- working on downtown amenities such as public wi-fi, broadband in underserved neighborhoods, and parking apps -- got help from Skidmore business students this summer.

Small business incubators?

"How do I spell entrepreneurship?" asked a local fifth-grader during a school visit by Skidmore business-major ambassadors.

Mentoring at-risk teens

"My family life is tough," admits a Saratoga teen, but a long-term mentoring relationship with a Skidmore student has brought stability, hope, and plans for college.