David Scobey, executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement in New York, emphasized the need to add civic engagement as part of school curriculum.
Scobey presented the Annual Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture, which promotes and advocates for civic engagement and public service. About 20 people attended the lecture, in which Scobey argued that "students and professors should encourage service work that has a lasting impact on a community."
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Federal Programs Related to - Community Service
Programs that provide opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to engage in service that addresses the nation's educational, public safety, environmental and other human services needs. Americorps; Youth Community Service
Federal Programs Related to - Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Programs that focus on promoting the effective functioning of government, public administration and public officials and support or provide services required for the effective functioning of society's infrastructure.
Federal Programs Related to - Citizen Participation
Programs that seek to ensure the broad participation of community residents in government decision making and the political process. Citizen Interest Groups; Citizenship; Civics; Collective Action Programs; Grassroots; Mass Participation; Participatory Democracy
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Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.
See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)