LSC-CyFair Center for Civic Engagement
The Center for Civic Engagement at LSC-CyFair aims to teach students the importance of voice and agency because we firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to become an advocate on issues that matter to them. Furthermore, we strive to build social capital within and beyond our campus community in an effort to strengthen human relationships and help students prepare for a purposeful life whatever their career path. All of this will be accomplished through a variety of activities such as organizing campus events, hosting guest speakers, participating in workshops, attending conferences, and connecting the college with local nonprofit organizations that have volunteer opportunities. While faculty members serve on the committee, our students are the focus of the Center's work.
Spring 2017 Calendar of Events
- Alternative Spring Break: "Prison Plantation: Criminal Justice and Reform" (Spring 2016)
- Alternative Spring Break: "Savage Inequalities: Understanding Poverty and Education in Latin America" (Spring 2016)
- Anthony Graves: From Texas' Death Row to Freedom (Spring 2016)
- The Best Offense is a Good Defense: Understanding and Protecting Individual Rights in America (Spring 2016)
- Citizen Professional Education Workshop (Fall 2016)
- Deliberative Dialogue Moderator Training (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016)
- Deliberative Dialogues: Mental Illness (Fall 2015); Mass Shootings (Spring 2016); Climate Choices (Fall 2016); Changing World of Work (Fall 2016); Health Care (Spring 2017)
- The Environmental Impact of Animal Agriculture (Fall 2016)
- Faces of Immigration (Spring 2016)
- Inequality for All film screening and discussion (Fall 2016)
- Political Candidate Forums (Fall 2016)
- Poverty Awareness Week (Fall 2015, co-sponsored the Sociology Club in Fall 2016)
- Presidential Debate Watch Party (Fall 2016)
- Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services guest speaker (Fall 2016)
- The Texas Tribune Festival (2015, 2016)
- "What's That Up in the Sky? A Panel Discussion on Drones" (Fall 2016)
The LSC-CyFair Center for Civic Engagement participates in several programs including:
Alternative Spring Break provides students with the opportunity to work on service-oriented projects with community-based organizations over the course of their spring break.
Lone Star College hosts candidate forums, voter registration drives and voter registrar training.
When guests arrive at the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, they draw tickets at random that assign each to a high-, middle, or low-income tier – based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. engagement through humanities courses and perspectives.
Each year Lone Star College students may choose to do internships in the offices of local elected officials such as the Office of the Mayor, State Representative, County Commissioner, or U.S. Representative. These experiences provide excellent opportunities for developing job skills and connections.
National Model United Nations provides a diverse group of informed college/university students and faculty from all over the world a forum for addressing global concerns in a real world context
Learn More About the National Model United Nations (NMUN)
John A. Duerk, Ph.D.
Shamim Arastu, M.S.
Sharon Bippus, Ph.D.
Jarrick Brown, M.S.Ed.
Mary Jove, M.B.A.
Aurora Lugo, M.S.
Melanie Steel, M.A., M.A.
Kelli Vorish, M.A.