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Civics Unbound: Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions for a Thriving Democracy

Civics Unbound: Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions for a Thriving Democracy

By David Hoffman, Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Stephanie King, and Verdis Robinson This is the third in a series of posts addressing the emergent Theory of Change being developed by higher education institutions that participate in the annual’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting network, which includes a network of colleges and universities affiliated with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) American Democracy Project, The Democracy…

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Meet Laryssa: Student Leader in Civic Engagement at Mount Wachusett Community College

Laryssa Truesdale of Gardner, Massachusetts is a full-immersion dual-enrollment student through the Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College. Along with being a student at MWCC, Laryssa also works on campus as a Student Leader in Civic Engagement (or SLiCE) through the college’s Senator Stephen M. Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement. In their respective roles,…

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Spotlight: PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A MODEL FOR ELECTORAL ENGAGEMENT

Spotlight: PIEDMONT VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A MODEL FOR ELECTORAL ENGAGEMENT

Piedmont Virginia Community College: A Model for Electoral Engagement This past October, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) was presented with the “Best Action Plan” Champion Award along with a Silver Seal for campuses with 60-69% voter participation rates by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. The award were presented by TDC’s own Verdis Robinson at the awards ceremony which took…

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Call for Applications: CLDE18 Meeting Student Intern Opportunity 

Call for Applications: CLDE18 Meeting Student Intern Opportunity 

2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting- Student Intern Opportunity June 6-9, 2018 | Anaheim, California In order to encourage student participation in the 2018 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE18) Meeting, AASCU’s the American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and NASPA’s Lead Initiative are proud to offer the opportunity for three students to have a voice on the planning…

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Interns: Thomas and Nem

Interns: Thomas and Nem

Hello I am Thomas Armooh. I am from Gaithersburg, Maryland and I currently attend Elon University. My major is political science with a minor in American studies. Along with Livinus, I am a Democracy Commitment intern for the summer of 2017. At Elon, I am an Andrew Goodman Ambassador, the organizations focus is to organize…

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#CLDE17 BALTIMORE IN REVIEW

#CLDE17 BALTIMORE IN REVIEW

#CLDE17 Baltimore in Review Our recent 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting in Baltimore, Md., brought together a great group of faculty, students, administrators, community partners and representatives from our national sponsor and partner organizations committed to advancing civic learning and democratic engagement through higher education. Read on for highlights of our time together. By The Numbers 608…

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2017 Street Law Community College  Faculty Development Seminar

2017 Street Law Community College Faculty Development Seminar

Street Law, Inc.—in collaboration with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the ABA Division for Public Education, and The Democracy Commitment—is offering a faculty development seminar for community college professors who are interested in developing a law-based civics program at their colleges. The program involves innovative classroom instruction and community-based learning. Are you a community college…

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#CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum- Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?

Announcing the CLDE17 FRIDAY PLENARY | Dialogue and Deliberation Forum- Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence? The 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting, organized by the American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, will bring together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus…

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