The Democracy Commitment is proud to announce our newest member institution, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), “Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.”

“Established on February 14, 1964 as Harrisburg Area Community College, HACC is devoted to the community and the individual. HACC’s devotion to the community stems directly from our mission, which is to foster educational, cultural, work force development, and economic growth of the college service areas. The vehicle by which we do this is to give each of our students (the individuals) the tools and environment to develop his or her own unique potential. This creates an aura by which the communities HACC serves and each individual in those communities can benefit.”*

President John J. “Ski” Sygielski feels The Democracy Commitment is an “important nationwide initiative [that will] engage students in civic learning and democratic practice.”

We are excited to continue our work and expand the importance of civic and democratic engagement in central Pennsylvania through efforts with HACC.

Welcome to The Democracy Commitment!

*Harrisburg website, “About Us” page.