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The Journal for Civic Commitment: a twice-yearly, online journal
dedicated to service-learning and civic engagement
What the journal is about….
My friends, no one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy.
Rather, both are processes that continue to
evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth.
A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its
lifeline; it is condemned to bleed to death.
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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, World Conference of Ministers
Responsible for Youth, Lisbon, August, 1998|
The Journal for Civic Commitment is dedicated to growing and strengthening the discussion around service-learning,
which connects the academic curriculum to service and civic engagement in communities, both locally and globally.
Through service-learning experiences, students come to appreciate the importance of participating as responsible citizens
in community life. Service-learning is the conduit through which community colleges help to create an informed,
Service-learning brings examples of current issues we face as a nation, and as a planet, to the forefront of academic
curricula, and allows students to experience them firsthand. In addition, students examine their own roles, their own
actions, in the preservation and maintenance of democracy.
The Journal for Civic Commitment offers research and theories, strategies, and tips and techniques to readers.
It is dedicated to disseminating research-based and practical information to service-learning practitioners, coordinators, and
This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and
Community Service under Learn and Serve America: Higher Education Grant
No. 00LHEAZ047. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are
those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Program,
or Community College National Center for Community Engagement.
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