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ADP in 2012: A Year of Civic Commitments

By Jen Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project will celebrate its 10th anniversary during 2012-2013. Our 10th annual national meeting will take place in San Antonio, TX at the Marriott Rivercenter June 7-9, 2012. The theme of the meeting is Civic Engagement 2.0: Re-Imagining, Strengthening and Deepening Our Civic Work. Registration is now open and you can register, reserve a hotel room, and submit a proposal here.

Our signature anniversary project will be a Civic Health Assessment and Action Plan Initiative, which will begin at the annual national meeting in June. The Civic Health Initiative will allow institutions to investigate the civic health of their own campus and local community. The Civic Health Initiative will also provide opportunities for campuses to develop and execute action plans in areas that in which they identify room for growth.

Our Stewardship of Public Lands Initiative will launch its 8th week-long faculty-development seminar in Yellowstone National Park July 30 – August 4, 2012. Read more about it and how to register here.

The new eJournal of Public Affairs, a partnership between Missouri State University and the American Democracy Project, will officially launch in Winter 2012. The eJournal will be a space for peer-reviewed scholarship related to civic engagement. Volunteer to be a reviewer or submit an original manuscript:

We will launch an ADP Book Club with an inaugural book discussion in San Antonio. Details will be announced soon!

In addition to our own work, ADP will continue to work with our community college colleagues at The Democracy Commitment (TDC), a new civic engagement initiative which currently has more than 50 participating institutions. TDC will again join ADP at our annual meeting in San Antonio! Read more about The Democracy Commitment here.

We’re busy making and keeping civic commitments and would love to hear your personal and institutional civic commitments as well!


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