Center for Leadership and Service

The David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service


About the Center

Under the direction of D. Nancy Chrystal-Green, Student Activities and Involvement and The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service are excited to integrate our shared missions of providing the foundations for students to maximize their UF experience.

The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service provides the structure and resources to prepare students to become productive citizens and assume roles of leadership and service in a culturally diverse and increasingly complex society. The Center fosters lifelong service and civic participation by engaging the University with its greater community in action, change and learning, and was founded on basic concepts of integration between leadership education and programs; community service and service learning; and community engagement. 

For detailed information about The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service and its programs, please click here to visit their website.


The center offers a variety of programs and events to enhance student development and community outreach. Programs can range from one-time events or week-long service trips.

  • Ambassadors: A select group of students that serve to promote the center and its mission on campus.
  • LeadUF: A two and a half-day, overnight retreat that focuses on leadership competencies and gives students a chance to learn and practice leadership in the context of working with others.
  • Florida Alternative Breaks: A student-run organization that sends alternative break trips of 14 students to do community service all across the state, nation and world.
  • Gator Global Initiative: A social impact conference that inspires students to find their passion and create change locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Projects for Peace: Win a $10,000 grant for a project proposal you submit working towards global peace.
  • Days of Service: Days where students can come out and participate in giving back to the community for a few hours of their day.


Apply by April 7 to Join The David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service Ambassadors - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service is looking for outgoing, motivated and personable students to serve as ambassadors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Ambassadors work to connect with students, partner with student organizations and plan effective marketing of leadership and service programs for the center.

Candidates who enjoy public speaking, have excellent interpersonal communication skills and a desire to learn about leadership, personal values, service, reflection and social change are encouraged to apply!

Applications close April 7. For more information, visit

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