Assembly for Action

Florida's Premiere Community Service Conference

"Assembly for Action strives to prepare the next generation of leaders through an intensive community service conference focused on producing tangible results, not just rhetoric."


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Assembly for Action is committed to educating and enabling the next generation of leaders at the University of Florida to bridge the gap between student involvement and non-profit needs in Gainesville. This innovative program is the result of a collaborative effort with various student organizations, colleges, and institutions at the University of Florida and across Gainesville, culminating in a four-day conference for the top sixty applicants, who will be distinguished by the Bob Graham Center as Action Scholars.



On the Day of Service, Action Scholars are paired with local non-profits in Gainesville that best match their development topic preferences. Students then return to campus and attend engaging seminars and panels about asset-based community development, non-profit leadership, entrepreneurship, the ethics of volunteerism, public speaking, and how to write a grant proposal. After learning how non-profits function and the challenges that they face, students will be tasked with synthesizing the information from the Day of Service and two seminar days to write community service project proposals called “Action Plans.” The overall top five Action Plans will receive grants of $2,000 each.


The cost to attend is entirely free for selected Action Scholars. Lunch is provided on both Saturdays, and all lecture days are located in Pugh Hall.