LSC-Kingwood Center for Civic Engagement
Encouraging students, faculty, and staff to become active citizens involved in their communities by providing opportunities and resources to engage in empowering community activities.
The LSC-Kingwood 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 Knowledge Corps proposes to use AmeriCorps members to build a mentoring program for first generation college students based on these three foundations.
Public Achievement is a youth civic engagement initiative focused on the most basic concepts of citizenship, democracy, and public work.
Lone Star College hosts candidate forums, voter registration drives and voter registrar training.
Deliberative Dialogues provide a way for community members of diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of a problem and to search for common ground for action.
Service Learning is an experiential learning component to a student’s educational program which weds academic concepts with a real civic experiences.
Citizen Alum is an effort to change the framework of alumni relations, partnering with alumni as “do-ers.” Citizen Alum aims to find the hidden treasure—the creative, civic, intellectual, and social capital of alumni, especially recent “gap alums” and alums who opt out of conventional roles, supporting them as contributors to their home communities and as allies in education.
Humanities and Democracy
The Humanities and Democracy engages the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States. Lone Star College is one of 10 community colleges nation-wide selected by Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and The Democracy Commitment: An American Community College Initiative (TDC) to infuse this key skill for civic learning and democratic engagement through humanities courses and perspectives.
Partnering with other 2 and 4 year schools, Lone Star College is a part of an economic inequality initiative.
The Human Library seeks to challenge prejudice by facilitating a conversation between two people: Books and Readers. engagement through humanities courses and perspectives.
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.
The Common Read program is designed to create a shared intellectual experience for the students at Lone Star College.
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
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