Welcome to SPACE, an online student journal that promotes student service-learning and civic engagement experiences in metropolitan Chicago. SPACE invites students to submit manuscripts about their service-learning and civic engagement experiences. Our goal is to publish scholarly and reflective writing that enlightens service-learning and civic engagement practitioners and scholars about student experiences that extend beyond the classroom and into communities.

We publish work from students who seek to extend their learning through reflection, by connecting their experiences to extant research, and/or by conducting their own research through their civic experiences. All papers that reflect a service-learning or civic engagement course experience will be considered.

Topics of interest include:

  • Aging
  • Children and Youth
  • Community Development
  • Community Organizing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diversity, Environment
  • Food Access
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Public Education
  • Public Policy
  • Social Justice

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2023) Civic Education



Julie Peters



Can a Modified Model UN Support Civic Empowerment?
Leora Mincer, Jennifer Leger, and Lucy Wilson


SPACE co-editor
Todd Alan Price
SPACE co-editor
Rachel Waymel