Waltham: The More You Know

Waltham: The More You Know is a training created by the Department of Student Engagement and the Community Engagement Ambassadors to allow Brandeis students volunteering in Waltham to think critically about their roles as students and volunteers in the Waltham community.

The program uses infographics, maps, and video presentations to give students insight into the diversity, strengths, history, and needs of the community they now call home.

As volunteers, Brandeis students act as liaisons between the Brandeis community and the Waltham community. This training prepares students with essential knowledge about the communities they are engaging, while catalyzing them to be more intentional about how they teach, learn, listen and engage with the Waltham community. Waltham: The More You Know is mandatory for all volunteers in Waltham Group service clubs and is recommended for anyone working with the Waltham community.

All incoming students have the opportunity to attend a virtual or in-person event facilitated by the Department of Student Engagement at the start of each semester. If you were unable to attend the Waltham: The More You Know (WTMYK) live event, we request that students participate in this self-guided WTMYK experience.  Reflections and participation will be tracked within the program. If your group would prefer to have a member of the Department of Student Engagement staff host a virtual presentation for your members, please do not hesitate to reach out to Francesca Panorese.