Presentation on theme: "Creating a Civic Engagement Program from Scratch Amanda Raymond June, 17 th 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Creating a Civic Engagement Program from Scratch Amanda Raymond June, 17 th 2010
Defining Civic Engagement Important and Challenging Provides institution and students with common vocabulary Provides clear foundation and boundaries Fluid in order to best serve the student
TWC’s Definition of Civic Engagement While you are in Washington, you will have the opportunity to participate in a civic engagement activity. The purpose of involving yourself in society is to help you build your knowledge, skills, and abilities to solve community problems. Civic engagement means identifying and becoming informed about an issue you care about, then working to make a positive difference in public life at the local, national or global level by: Volunteering with a social service, educational, or advocacy organization Participating in the political or public policy process Advocating for policies on issues of concern that make communities stronger
Providing an Even Playing Ground Civic Engagement Awareness Program 1.)Pre- Civic Engagement Awareness Program Issues of interest survey Orientation introduce definition Event guide and workshop sign up 2.) Civic Engagement Awareness Program Civic Engagement 101 Workshop Breakout Project Worksheet Exercise
Civic Engagement ProjectWorksheet ISSUE What is the overall issue? NEEDS UNMET What are the specific unmet needs? What evidence is there the unmet needs exist? PROJECT/STRATEGY What do you plan to do? For whom? When? Where? How? With what result?
Providing an Even Playing Ground 3.) Post- Civic Engagement Awareness Program Reflection Proposal Civic Engagement Project Send out Civic Engagement Resource guide