Tag Archives: community engagement
  1. Civic Dispatch: The Future of Small Town America

    Jean O’Connor-Snyder intern Vaughn Gingerich reflects on small town America in his thought piece from Walker County.

    I kept an open mind, having spoken with a previous intern who had a great experience, but didn’t quite know what to expect. Having grown up in Anchorage, Alaska, I had never spent much time in a rural setting before, let alone in the American South. So, when I first came to Jasper, my eyes mostly picked out what confirmed the stereotypes and assumptions people have about small, rural towns: vacated industrial properties, abandoned storefronts, and empty streets.

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  2. 2018 Civic Institute: Be Together Differently

    We’ve added new sessions to our third annual Civic Institute! Please join us Friday, August 17, for some deep conversations on strengthening civic life in Alabama – not for a day, but for the duration. Read More »

  3. JOIP

    Civic Dispatch: Marion Collaborates to Preserve the Past

    JOIP intern Katherine Mauldin reflects on how residents of Marion collaborate to preserve their past. Part of a series of thought pieces from our interns embedded in communities across Alabama. Read More »

  4. The Fabric of Resilience: Confronting Globalization in Rural Alabama

    From Chambers County comes a story of community resilience and local innovation in response to global economic forces. Read More »

  5. Meet the 2017 Living Democracy Fellows!

    Two Auburn University social work majors and a May 2017 graduate will be living and learning in Alabama communities for ten weeks this summer as participants in the College of Liberal Arts’ Living Democracy initiative. Read More »

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