“Changing the way people talk can change the way they relate to each other and their problems – and that can eventually change the community.”

– David Mathews

Our purpose is to foster infrastructure, habits, and capacities for more effective civic engagement and innovative decision making.

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Troy University Moderator Development Workshop

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, staff from the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) traveled to Troy University in Troy, Alabama to facilitate a moderator development workshop. Jonathan Cellon - Troy University Service Learning and Civic Engagement Coordinator and Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship (JOIP) mentor – hosted the event for students who will be moderating and recording public forums in the community throughout 2014 - 2015. DMC Executive Director Chris McCauley facilitated the workshop, and DMC Assistant Program Director Robert Turner led the students in several interactive activities.
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