Becoming a More Effective Citizen through Civic Engagement


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Students should be involved in civic engagement. Civic engagement is deliberative, collaborative, and forms civic relationships, partnerships among people who want to improve the world together.

Countless college students are already participating in service programs, environmental groups, faith communities and online communities that spur civic engagement. Active citizens can address the most serious national challenges.


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Federal Programs Related to - Education, General/Other

Programs that provide opportunities for people in the community to acquire the knowledge, skills, desirable qualities of behavior and character, wisdom and general competence that will enable them to fully participate in and enjoy the social, political, economic and intellectual life of the community. Home-Based Education; Home Education; Home Schooling

Federal Programs Related to - Educational Delivery

Programs which comprise the formal, structured framework through which educational services are provided for the mainstream population in the community.

Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

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)




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Calgary Social Enterprise Offers High-Tech Services by People with Autism


Calgary Social Enterprise Offers High-Tech Services by People with Autism

Meticulon, a project of Autism Calgary Association in partnership with the federal government and the Sinneave Family Foundation, operates as a social enterprise that renders high-tech services provided by people with autism, leveraging their natural abilities at requiring attention to detail, repetition, and sequencing.


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