Community Outreach & Leadership Development

Summit Park Leadership Community

Download 2016-17 Application

The Summit Park Leadership Community engages Drury University students in a living-learning environment that focuses on the principles of leadership while incorporating the value of community service. Student teams form a year-long partnership with a local community agency and commit to 15 hours of community service a semester.

Fulfills

  • 2 academic credit hours (one per semester)
  • 1 Engaged Learning CORE graduation requirement
  • Panther Passport certified
  • 2 requirements on the Drury Leadership Certificate

Housing

Students reside in two-unit buildings located at the corner of Summit and Calhoun and residents get a dedicated parking lot directly behind the complex. The units include all major appliances including refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher and free in-unit washer & dryer!

Pricing for Summit Park for the 2016-17 school year is $3,754 with a 45 block meal plan.  This is the lowest priced apartment option. Learn more about the physical space and pricing from the Housing website.

Eligibility

Eligible students must be full-time, day students with at least one year of college experience that has at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Preference is given to student groups who will be sophomores during the Summit experience, however any student group may apply.

Planning Process

We are here to help you throughout the application and planning process! Our "7 Steps to Find a Community Partner" page is very helpful in directing you to community agencies that will be a good person-organization fit. Take note of the community resources available within the Springfield area, such as the Springfield Public Library's Directory website which has a list of all nonprofit and public organizations in the area.

Our best advice that we can offer as you are choosing a community partner is to start by asking what they need, but also be prepared to share what your team has to offer in terms of skills and project ideas that you think would be a good fit.

Summit Park FAQs

If you need assistance with developing a service project idea or have questions, please contact Hannah Minchow-Proffitt at hminchow-proffitt@drury.edu, Ryan Gipson atrgipson@drury.edu or stop by FSC 117. 

Current Projects: 2015-2016

Past Projects

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