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  1. JOIP: Where Are They Now?

    Over the coming year, the DMC will be featuring interviews with the alumni of our longest running program: The Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program (JOIP).

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    Coaching Community Innovation at the University of Montevallo

    On Tuesday October 18th, the DMC hosted a Coaching Community Innovation (CCI) workshop for Dr. Meredith Tetloff’s advanced social work course at the University of Montevallo. DMC Assistant Program Director Rebecca Cleveland taught and moderated the workshop, while Civic Fellow Gabrielle Lamplugh took recorded notes highlighting the workshop’s emergent themes.

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  3. Minding Our Future Report

    DMC Releases Report on “Minding Our Future” Forum Series

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life has released the concluding community report for the Minding Our Future: Investing in Healthy Infants and Toddlers forum series, which included over 1,000 attendees at 56 forums convened in 48 Alabama counties.

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  4. What’s Next, Alabama?

    Our upcoming AIF series will be focused on the hyper-local geography of prosperity and, with an eye toward the future, will urge each community to frame its own assets and challenges in order to intimately imagine new futures for the community by asking the question: What’s Next?

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  5. Looking Back and Moving Forward: Ten Years of the DMC

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life held its Inaugural Civic Institute at the American Village on August 18th, followed by a celebratory dinner marking its tenth year as an organization.

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  6. Students’ Institute at Westlawn Middle School

    We’re proud to announce that the David Mathews Center for Civic Life recently completed a series of three Students’ Institute workshops at Westlawn Middle School in Tuscaloosa.

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  7. Coaching Community Innovation at UM

    On April 5th the DMC hosted a Moderator Development Workshop to discuss the issue of economic vitality, and what that looks like in Alabama as the state prepares to mark its bicentennial.

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  8. Civic Learning and Students’ Institute

    One of my favorite aspects of working for the Mathews Center has been developing programming focused on engaging young people in active civic learning. I believe that providing opportunities for young people to build civic skills and exercise civic dispositions is vital to creating and preserving a healthy democracy where citizens are involved as actors rather than spectators or consumers.

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  9. Moderator Development and the ALSDE

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) recently completed the final three in a series of seven Moderator Development Workshops across the state in 2013. Approximately 180 guidance counselors and school administrators attended the three workshops in the following counties: Montgomery (September 25), Marengo (October 1), and Calhoun (October 3). The workshops proved engaging and informative.

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  10. The Healing of America

    Students, faculty, and community members gathered on the evening of February 27, 2012 in the University of Alabama’s Biology building for a keynote address delivered by T.R. Reid, reporter, author, and documentary filmmaker. The event, co-sponsored by the Mathews Center and New College, engaged the topic of disparities in health care.

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