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Definitions

"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."  
- Thomas Ehrlich, Civic Responsibility and Higher Education

Purpose

"The study of civic engagement is to know what is in the "common good" or more simply, to be involved in your community to make life better.  Engagement is a process where dialogue and conversation rather than activism or fear are used to help bring people together who may be on opposing sides of an issue." Aimee Quinn, University of Central Washington.

Credits

Credit and Thanks to Aimee Quinn, librarian at Central Washington University, for her Civic Engagement guide.

Brett Cloyd

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Brett Cloyd
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John Elson

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John Elson
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319-335-5970