The value of diversity does not come from huddling with your own group. Rather, it comes from engaging with those who are different from you. The whole community benefits when you make that effort to engage.
The apathy toward civic engagement isn’t unique, and while I used to be shocked when my classmates or friends felt so unequivocally that politics wasn’t “for them,” I’m now only sad, not surprised.
Civic Learning Week is an opportunity to energize this movement and highlight the important role civic education plays in sustaining and strengthening our constitutional democracy by ensuring that each new generation gains the civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become informed and engaged members of our self-governing society.
The past eight-and-a-half years at Einhorn Collaborative have profoundly shaped who I am. This moment of transition allows me to reflect on the gifts and the lessons learned that I’m bringing to my next role.
The majority of Americans across the political spectrum support more funding to ensure every child receives an adequate civic education, yet over the last twenty years, 44% of school districts reduced how much time educators spend on social studies in elementary schools.
Higher education and national service hold a pivotal role in bolstering a collaborative endeavor aimed at achieving its mission of fostering student success.
How the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement at Cornell University and City Year are working together to learn how their programs foster civic and community participation, collaboration, and career readiness.