CIVC 101: Introduction to Civic Engagement course

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  • “CIVC 101, The First-Year Civic Engagement Course is designed to help students develop skills as active participants in a pluralistic, democratic society through direct service, education, and reflection opportunities. The one-credit course covers key concepts and frameworks for understanding civic engagement, including: models of civic life through America’s history; critiques of philanthropy, volunteerism, community service, public service, and political activism; university-community relations; and public service leadership. Through the course, students will strengthen critical thinking skills regarding myriad social issues in the context of active civic participation. Students will also enhance their learning through structured discussion and reflective learning assignments.

    During the CIVC 101 course, each student will complete between 8-10 hours of service with one community organization. These are specific opportunities designed in partnership with nonprofit organizations to meet the goals of the CIVC 101 course. Certain majors complete their direct service requirement in a degree-specific service opportunity. Engineering students have the opportunity to present hands-on informal science projects to kids and families at various events throughout Philadelphia. In the winter term, we focus our efforts on Drexel’s neighborhood by offering activities in Mantua and Powelton Village. In the spring term, we partner with the Science Festival and offer activities throughout the city at their events.”

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University
    Organization Street Address: 3210 Cherry Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 215-895-6130
    Short Description of Organization:

    Drexel University ™s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement promotes the ideals of social responsibility and public service by facilitating community based experiential learning for students, faculty, and staff. Through collaborations with the community, we improve the public good on the local, national, and global levels while enriching the scholarship and character of Drexel through enhanced education.

    Program Street Address: n/a
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19104
    Program Phone Number: 215-895-6130
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: No
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Olney-Oak Lane
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • After school
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 501-1000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?: Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Some events are held in neighborhoods that have a majority ethnic group, while others are not.

    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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  • If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    Some events are held in neighborhoods that have a majority ethnic group, while others are not.