Civic Action Hour
Weekly Student Engagement Series. Download the flier here.
Spring 2022 - EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 12-1 PM
|Date||Civic Engagement Event||Host||Purpose|
|26-Jan||CCCE Kick Off||CCCE Team||Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about Net Impact, MCC Service Scholarships and opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, MCC Engagement teams and all of our future projects and how you can get involved!|
|2&3 Feb||VolunteerFest||Dawn Rhodes||Come discover where you can volunteer or find a service-learning placements. Agency representatives are eager to meet you and share the opportunities they have available. Also, we will have information on how you can register to vote.|
|9-Feb||Homelessness 101||Shawn Donnelly||Join us to learn more about homelessness. We'll debunk common myths, hear from those experiencing homelessness, and learn more about what you can do to help in your community.|
|16-Feb||Civic Engagement||Merilee Baptiste||Overview of Midwest Food Bank (mission, values, programs), including the role of the volunteer and the impact on our community|
|23-Feb||Envision Your Future Today||Kimberly Miner||No matter where you are right now – whether it's lack of confidence, major life adversity, lack of worth, or self – esteem in thinking you are incapable. I’ve been there…… It’s allowing yourself to have faith and stepping forward into the unknown that’s where the opportunities are created.|
|Mar 2||SEX TRAFFICKING: MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN AMERICA||Sheila Polk||Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where criminals profit by controlling and forcing others – including minors - to perform sex acts for profit. Learn about this disturbing crime and the red flags associated with victims of sex trafficking.|
|9-Mar||"How to Vote Informed for the 2022 Election Season"||Avery Xola||Resources available to help voters vote informed and what's on the ballot for the 2022 election season.|
|23-Mar||Let’s Talk About Mental Illness||Kate Mohler||It’s hard to talk openly about mental illness because of the stigma surrounding it. Candid conversations about what it’s like to have a mental disorder and how major symptoms present need to happen more often. Join us for this interactive and revealing discussion as we learn the definitions of terms and concepts that describe the experience of the mentally ill. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of what mental illness looks like and will be better-equipped to participate in future conversations about neurodiversity.|
|30-Mar||City of Mesa Volunteer Program||Bethany Freeland||Discuss the structure of volunteer management in the City and the different ways we engage volunteers (episodic and long-term) - Talk about long-term volunteer opportunities with various departments and programs (including internships)
Discuss volunteer engagement through episodic means (events)
Discuss community revitalization and opportunities to volunteer through various Community Services programs, while highlighting the importance of community revitalization through volunteerism and much more
|6-Apr||Environmental Sustainability Projects at MCC||Danielle Carlock||The Maricopa Native Seed Library provides free, native seed to the community, as well as education and information to make it easy to incorporate these plants into your yards, patios and balconies. Anyone can include some native plants into their residences, whether you have a lot of space or a small apartment.|
|13-Apr||2022: What You Need to Know||Melissa Davis||Melissa Davis, Constituent Relations Coordinator for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office will be discussing important information about the August Primary and November 2 General Election to ensure all students can “Be Ballot Ready.” Melissa will go over the basics of voting, both by mail and in person, and how your vote is tabulated by the Maricopa County Elections Department. She will also discuss resources available for voters and information about all election in 2022.|
|Rescheduled for Fall 2022||Harnessing the Power of Urban Trees||Sean Whitcomb||Urban trees in parks, in neighborhoods, and along city streets provide a number of benefits to the environment and the community. They provide shade, increase property values, help fight climate change, and so much more. In this presentation, you will learn about efforts to enhance urban tree cover at the global level, the local level, and right here on the MCC campus. You'll also learn about exciting tree research being conducted by MCC students. And you'll find out how you can become an urban tree ambassador in your own neighborhood and at MCC!|
|20-Apr||Sustainability 101 with GreenLight Solutions||Ashley Weisman||Want to become more educated about sustainability and how it applies to your career? Join GreenLight Solutions to learn about the challenges and opportunities of sustainability. We will define sustainability concepts, discuss its strategic business benefits, and identify some global sustainability challenges, focusing on applicable, local solutions. You will learn how the sustainability perspective can support your professional development and make you better at your job - no matter your sector or job function.|
The previous semesters events can be viewed in the Event Archive.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.