Miami University is planning to help teach 20 Middle Eastern students this summer about the importance of civic engagement.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Miami University Hamilton has secured its nearly $240,000 U.S. Department of State grant for the Study of the United Sates Institute on Civic Engagement. Sarah Woiteshek Pietzuch, director for the Center of Civic Engagement at Miami University Hamilton asserted, "The primary hope for our students participating in this is they (learn) a different way, and with knowledge and education to organize (their) citizens other than protests and revolution."
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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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