Cardinal Community Leader Application

The Cardinal Community Leaders is a Center for Civic Leadership initiative which provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to deepen and broaden their leadership capacity through service. The goal of this program is to expand the possibility for students to learn leadership skills from extended service experiences both locally and globally. The premise of this goal is that students can have greater potential for problem solving, civic engagement, and civic leadership only after having experienced and reflected upon meaningful service encounters.

Why become a Cardinal Community Leader?

  • SERVE locally with one of our partner agencies
  • SERVE globally through an international service experience
  • Develop your LEADERSHIP skills
  • Participate in MENTORSHIP opportunities
  • Receive an iPAD for your personal  and academic development


  • Eligible applicants are returning UIW Freshman with at least a 2.5 GPA and completed 12 hours of coursework during Fall 2013 semester
  • Participate in a 5 day summer orientation workshop August 11-14, 2014.  Room and board provided at no cost to you.  Attendance is required.
  • Commit to a minimum of 30 hours of service, mentoring and leadership development  each semester
  • Submit online application and letter of recommendation from UIW faculty member by March 25, 2014.  Letters of recommendation should be e-mailed to or may be delivered to the Center for Civic Leadership (AD 382) or through campus mail CPO# 382.

For information on the program, please contact Monica Cruz, Associate Director, Center for Civic Leadership at or call 210-283-6423.  Applications are due by March 25, 2014.

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