Center for Leadership and Social Change

FSU students have a different take on spring break

While college students across the nation are enjoying their spring break lying on the beach or relaxing at home, dozens of Florida State University students are taking a different approach during their short reprieve from class. Groups and individual FSU students are traveling around the country and world while gaining career experience, giving back to […]

FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They are sold locally in Ethiopian communities and globally […]

Profiles in Leadership: Osteen inspires the leaders of tomorrow

For more than 13 years, Laura Osteen has been brightening Florida State University’s campus with her warm smile and positive attitude. Osteen — or “Dr. O” as her students fondly refer to her — is the director for the Center for Leadership & Social Change, where she serves as a popular role model and mentor for students […]

Florida State honors students, families in Cultural Graduation Ceremony

While graduation is time for celebrating one’s success, it’s also a time for those moving forward to look back. Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and the vice president of The Dru Project, spoke Thursday, May 4, to Florida State University graduates at the V-rak-ke-ce-tv Cultural Graduation Ceremony about the […]

FSU Service Scholar Program celebrates 20 years

Florida State University’s Center for Leadership & Social Change will host a reunion celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Service Scholar Program at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Dodd Hall. The reunion will honor more than 130 FSU Service Scholars graduates and celebrate FSU’s 20-year commitment to recruiting and developing outstanding students who are […]

PeaceJam Southeast to host Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi will speak at Florida State University about her efforts to improve peace and human rights in the Middle East and around the world. The talk will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the Augustus B. Turnbull Conference Center, followed by a reception and book signing, before spending […]