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  1. Teaching Difficult History: Discussing Reconstruction in the Classroom

    We are hosting a free, virtual professional development opportunity titled Teaching Difficult History: Discussing Reconstruction in the Classroom. This workshop will include two modules that can be completed at your own pace, and one live Zoom session from 4-6 p.m on October 28th. Participants who complete the workshop will be eligible for 4 clock hours of professional learning. You can register for the workshop here.

  2. New Fall Newsletter: Homeroom

    This month, the David Mathews Center will launch a new weekly newsletter called Homeroom! Every week, we will send out a civic word of the week, a historical story, and related resources. Families can use Homeroom as a guide in developing civic engagement skills, understanding history, and growing in citizenship. Families can sign up for this weekly newsletter here.

  3. DMC Welcomes AmeriCorps Member Abby Holcombe

    The DMC is happy to announce that AmeriCorps member Abby Holcombe has joined our team! Abby will serve as an AmeriCorps member at the DMC for 2020-21 thanks to the YWCA of Central Alabama’s “Building Communities, Bettering Lives” program. We are so thankful to the YWCA of Central Alabama for partnering with us to bring AmeriCorps to the Mathews Center!

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  4. Civic Dispatch: Reflecting on “Home” in the Time of COVID-19

    Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Ariel Jones considers the new meaning of “home” through the lens of serving the Jasper community as a remote intern. Read More »

  5. Civic Dispatch: Outdoor sports reel in new fans, economic benefits

    Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Amy Clark reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on the outdoor sports industry in Alabama’s Black Belt.

    The outdoor sports industry in Alabama’s Black Belt continues to flourish as more and more Alabamians head outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  6. Dr. Mark Wilson

    Wilson Named 2020 Jean O’Connor-Snyder Award Recipient

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce Dr. Mark Wilson as the recipient of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life’s 2020 Jean O’Connor-Snyder Award. Dr. Wilson is a longtime partner of the Mathews Center and the longest-serving Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program faculty mentor.

    The Jean O’Connor-Snyder Award annually recognizes an Alabama community leader who has empowered others in the spirit of Jean O’Connor-Snyder. Award winners are epitomized by their unique ability to uncover the potential in others. Jean O’Connor-Snyder Award recipients demonstrate a commitment to finding the worth in everyone and empowering others to use their talents to improve their communities.

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