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Civic Engagement: It's about mobilizing assets

City Year
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Marisol Morales

on 29 October 2015

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Transcript of Civic Engagement: It's about mobilizing assets

Civic Engagement
Knowledge, Skills, Values, & Motivation
How do we acheive it?
What is it?
It's About Mobilizing Assets

Marisol Morales
DePaul University

"The future is created by us through transformation of the present."
Paulo Freire - Brazilian educator
Building Communities from the Inside Out
Defining Civic Engagement
"Civic engagement means 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. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes."
Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ehrlich, published by Oryx Press, 2000.
Asset Based Community Development
Civic Learning Objectives
Academic
Democratic Citizenship
Diversity
Leadership
Inter & Intra Personal
Political
Social Responsibility
Service-Learning Course Design Workbook, Jeffery Howard, Published 2001
Knowledge
Skills
Learning how citizen groups have effected social change
Understanding root causes of social problems
Understanding individual vs. institutional "isms"
Understanding ones multiple social identities
Competency in identifying community assets
Determining how to apply professional skills to betterment of society
Advocacy skills
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
Values
Citizenship is about more than paying taxes
Knowledge exists in community
(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
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