Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

We define civic engagement as working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.

A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.

To getting a better sense of specific elements of what it means to be civically engaged, check our Civic Competencies

 

NOTE: This definition comes largely from the American Deomcray Project

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