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Online Course on Educating Students for Civic Engagement

Educating Students for Civic Engagement is a three-week (February 11-29) online course to learn about how student affairs professionals can educate students to become citizens, scholars, and leaders in their professions, their communities, the nation and the world. Both champions and critics of higher education are demanding that colleges and universities get serious about educating future generations of citizens who are committed to tackling society’s most pressing issues. Participants in this course will gain: understanding of what is civic engagement and why it is central […] (continue)

Mobilize.org Spring 2008 Internships

Mobilize.org, an all-partisan network dedicated to educating, empowering, and energizing young people to increase civic engagement and political participation, has a handful of excellent intern opportunities available in both the Washington, D.C. and Berkeley, CA. Mobilize.org works to show young people how public policy impacts our lives, and conversely the profound impact we can have on public policy. Their programs and projects are reflective of that belief. For more information on Mobilize.org, and their programs, please visit www.mobilize.org. Internships at Mobilize.org are hands on, high […] (continue)

Civic Engagement in Palo Alto

Cynthia Gibson, author of Citizens At The Center, just forwarded us the following article about the growth of civic engagement in Palo Alto, CA. Please note the bold text near the end of the article. Civic Engagement is New Palo Alto City Priority city council members see engagement as a tool for achieving city goals, gaining support for library bond by Becky Trout, Palo Alto Online Staff (January 12, 2008) Generically endorsing a proposal pitched by a broad coalition of community groups, the Palo Alto […] (continue)

Get Students Excited about Elections

As part of Campus Compact’s 2008 Campus Vote Initiative, they’ve launched a new website to encourage students to take part in the upcoming elections. The site features voter registration and education resources, ways to connect service with civic engagement, strategies for encouraging democratic participation, and model campus programs.  The site also offers hands-on tools and templates for students, faculty, and community service staff as well as information on other nonpartisan democracy initiatives. (continue)

New Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflict

The IBM Center for the Business of Government just released a 50-page report called A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflicts in Collaborative Networks. Written by our friends Lisa Bingham and Rosemary O’Leary, the Manager’s Guide report helps public managers navigate how to manage and negotiate the conflicts that may occur among a network’s members. From an article at FCW.com by Florence Olsen about the guide: New public policy research shows that managers can adapt to changing rules of governance in the public sphere by becoming, […] (continue)

UMBC Cross-Cultural Study on Citizen Involvement

Mini Terri Mannarini and Angela Fedi, researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, recently posted a message on the NCDD discussion list about a cross-cultural study on citizen involvement they are working on with Ken Maton, associate professor at UMBC. From their message… We are looking for people who have been involved — as simple citizens — in one or more initiatives of citizen involvement ran by the District government, and who are willing to participate in the study by completing a questionnaire or, […] (continue)

Public Decisions Announces Winter 2008 Training Schedule

PublicDecisions.com – a worldwide leader in online training for public participation – has announced its upcoming schedule of nearly two dozen specialized classes for the first quarter of 2008. PublicDecisions provides practically oriented training for persons who work with stakeholders and the public to solve problems, craft policies/programs or achieve social change. The company’s offerings are suitable for working professionals and officials who are constrained from participating in professional development activities by geographic distances and limited budgets. Classes are conducted live, and quality is ensured […] (continue)

EPA Opens CARE Proposal Application Process

The 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency CARE Cooperative Agreement Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available on-line at: www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html#0802. Around $3 million will be available in 2008 to support community-based partnerships to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. Eligible applicants include county and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations and universities. This year the application time line has been extended to 3 months and the deadline is March 17, 2008. EPA will conduct three conference calls, […] (continue)

Media Justice Grant Opportunity

The Fund for Southern Communities (fundforsouth.org),  as part of the Funding Exchange’s Media Justice Fund   (fex.org/mjf), seeks proposals for grants in Community Media Collaboration — projects that address media policy, infrastructure, or accountability within  the context of a social justice issue or campaign and Media Justice Toolkits — popular education materials for social justice activists and the general public on media justice issues. To be eligible to apply, an organization must be working for media and/or social justice; be located and doing work in Georgia, North Carolina, […] (continue)

Public Service Award Open to Applications

Here’s an award for graduating college seniors: The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for a year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. The award was created in honor of the late president and chief executive officer of the former New England Electric System, now National Grid (www.nationalgridus.com). Applicants should develop […] (continue)