Now Recruiting ENGAGE Student Liaisons!
Open House Meeting - August 28
UAA's Center for Community Engagement and Learning is looking for active student leaders to join our ENGAGE Social Issues Team for the 2014-2015 academic year and beyond!
In addition to carrying out and guiding service projects, Liaisons will promote the work being accomplished by all stakeholders involved in the projects. Resources, progress updates, and reflections will be shared over social media platforms including Facebook, blogs, and the CCEL website.
What do ENGAGE Liaisons typically do?
In addition, ENGAGE students now have the opportunity (but not required) to earn course credit while meeting as ENGAGE Liaisons. Fall and Spring semester courses will be offered.
If you are interested in applying:
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the ENGAGE Social Issues team!
What is ENGAGE Social Issues?
The ENGAGE Liaison Project is a team of student liaisons who are connecting faculty, UAA students and community partners to address complex community issues.
About the project, student liaison Rachel Wintz says, "This experience was invaluable. I improved my interview skills, research efficiency, learned how to network and communicate in the university setting, and I saw how a project could evolve with the help of a few people who want to share their passion and help others become engaged citizens."
ENGAGE Social Issues and ADP's eCitizenship Initiative
Social citizens are a new breed of activists changing the world with their ideas, technology, and passion. Are you a Social Citizen?
eCitizenship was a three-year initiative of the American Democracy Project and a partnership of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University. The main goals of e-Citizenship are to engage students in using social networks and technology tools for civic purposes and to prepare students for lives of engagement and participation.
Annual ENGAGE Events
UAA celebrated its 3rd Annual ENGAGE Week in November of 2013. This year the focus was on the "Urban in Alaska" and specifically, Anchorage's neighborhoods in order to better understand the many ways citizens are engaging with their communities to make them great places to live. ENGAGE Week 2013 featured dialogues, panels, workshops, and outdoor events that highlighted the strengths and challenges of the "Urban in Alaska."
Urban in Alaska Conference: