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2014-05-10 23:02:27

Scottsdale Community College student Miriam Villanueva has received the Chancellor's Civic Leadership Medallion, which recognizes student accomplishments in civic participation and leadership. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 Scottsdale Community College student Miriam Villanueva has received the Chancellor's Civic Leadership Medallion, which recognizes student accomplishments in civic participation and leadership. She is among 19 students from throughout Maricopa Community...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

NobleHour's service-oriented social platform helps volunteers and organizations connect for social change. LAKELAND, FLA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Tech-enabled change makers can increase volunteerism, civic engagement, corporate social responsibility, and social good through a new kind of social networking. NobleHour has announced the official launch of http://noblehour.com, an online platform for civic engagement that fosters community growth through volunteering and service learning....

2011-09-07 13:30:00

458 registered FixPhillyDistricts.com users created over 1,200 plans. 31 plans submitted for judging, prizes, and a chance to be published in local news media Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 On August 5, Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company announced the launch of FixPhillyDistricts.com (http://fixphillydistricts.com/), the first online public redistricting competition ever held in Philadelphia. The contest, the result of efforts led by NewsWorks,...

2011-08-06 00:00:03

FixPhillyDistricts.com enables the public to draw their own district maps and submit them for judging, prizes, and a chance to be published in local news media. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 Azavea, a geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company announces the launch of FixPhillyDistricts.com, the first online public redistricting contest ever held in Philadelphia. The contest, which ends on Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm ET, is the result of efforts led by NewsWorks, the...

2010-12-17 17:21:33

Sociologists have long known that a college education improves the chances that an individual will volunteer as an adult. Less clear is whether everyone who goes to college gets the same boost in civic engagement from the experience. In an innovative study that compared the volunteering rates of college graduates with those of non"“college graduates with similar social backgrounds and high school achievement levels, UCLA sociologist Jennie Brand found something striking: A college...

2010-04-28 14:14:57

Communities with active participants demonstrate lower levels of crime and lower death rates In a set of papers just published in two leading scholarly journals, LSU sociology professor Matthew Lee reports that both violent crime and all-cause mortality rates are on average substantially lower in communities with a vibrant civic climate. Lee, currently a provost fellow in LSU's Office of Research and Economic Development, has been a central purveyor of the civic community paradigm over the...

2008-07-08 03:00:00

By Campbell, David E I. INTRODUCTION Social scientists have long had an interest in the civic education of adolescents, although research on the subject has waxed and waned over the last three or four decades.1 After a flurry of research in the 1960s and early 1970s, studies of civic education slowed to a trickle, but have picked up again in recent years.2 In the words of one recent review article, "[a]fter decades of neglect, civic education is back on the agenda of political science in...


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