Civic Engagement Evokes New Economic Opportunities


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Rob Horowitz, a strategic and communications consultant and GoLocalProv MINDSETTER, writes that active citizen participation can result into a robust American community.

Horowitz cites a report, entitled, Connecting Youth and Strengthening Communities; The Data behind Civic Engagement and Economic Opportunity where it states that "civic engagement - specifically volunteering and participation in a civic or service organization - is a significant predictor of economic opportunity across states." This means that the benefits of volunteering, including job-readiness and professional skills training, and relationships and network building create opportunities for all to do well.

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