The mission of the Engage Coalition is to foster and support meaningful community engagement through service-learning and volunteerism by connecting partners in the Dan River Region.

The vision of the Engage Coalition is to encourage a regional culture of highly engaged citizens through collaborative partnerships.

The Structure of the Coalition

The Engage Coalition is a network of community organizations working towards the advancement of community engagement through service-learning and volunteerism in the Dan River Region.

The Engage Coalition is made up of committees that oversee specific initiatives that further the mission and vision of the Coalition. The committees include:

  • Community Volunteerism
  • Days of Service
  • Higher-Ed Service-Learning
  • K-12 Service-Learning
  • Youth Volunteerism and Student Leadership

What Are We Doing?

Regional Hub for Community Resources: The Engage Coalition serves as the regional hub for resources related to service-learning, volunteerism, and Engage community partners.

Get Connected: The Engage Coalition instills a culture that encourages all citizens to get connected in their communities. To that end, Averett University’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness supports the software platformGet Connected to allow community members to learn about service opportunities across the region.

Executive Committee

Shelly Stone, Vice Chair
Piedmont Community College

Rachel Covington, Secretary
Averett University

Caswell County Public Schools

Kirsten Pantazis
Danville Community College

Danville Public Schools

Emily Holder
God’s Storehouse

Pittsylvania County Schools

Traci Petty
United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County







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