The senior class capstone offers a unique opportunity at GW to combine scholarly and community practice to make social change in the District through an experiential philanthropy project. Students partner with the Learning by Giving Foundation (LxG), which provides the class with an initial $5,000 for their giving project. Students decide together which social issue their philanthropy will address. Utilizing the knowledge from previous coursework, students research the selected social issue, raise additional funds, put out a call for grant proposals and select grant recipients among local nonprofit applicants.
Past capstone classes have addressed gender, inequity, education, and criminal justice reform.