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Programs

The Center for Civic Engagement participates in several programs including:

Alternative Spring Break

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.

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-CyFair
  • LSC-Kingwood
  • LSC-Montgomery
  • LSC-North Harris
  • LSC-Tomball
  • LSC-University Park

Learn More About Alternative Spring Break

Lone Star Book Festival

The Lone Star Book Festival is a two day book festival with nationally, and internationally, known authors that encompasses fiction and non-fiction works. Modeled on the National Book Festival and the Miami Dade Book Festival, both of which draw hundreds of thousands of participants each year, the Lone Star Book Festival will be a celebration of books and reading.

Learn More About the Lone Star College Book Festival

Texas Tribune Festival

The Texas Tribune knows that the students (and educators) who attend the Texas Tribune Festival are the future leaders of Texas and beyond. The Texas Tribune has crafted an enhanced student experience to help you get the most out of the Festival, including a student lounge, a pre-Festival summit and other special events. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the current political issues facing the State of Texas and the U.S.

Learn More About the Texas Tribune Festival

Presidential Inauguration

The Lone Star College Center for Civic Engagement invites LSC students to witness history by attending the 2017 Inauguration in Washington to see democracy in action firsthand as our nation welcomes its next president.

Learn More About the Presidential Inauguration Trip

Public Achievement

Public Achievement is a youth civic engagement initiative focused on the most basic concepts of citizenship, democracy, and public work.

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-Kingwood

Learn More About Public Achievement

Engage the Election

Lone Star College hosts candidate forums, voter registration drives and voter registrar training.

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-CyFair
  • LSC-Kingwood
  • LSC-Montgomery
  • LSC-North Harris
  • LSC-Tomball
  • LSC-University Park

Learn More About Engage the Election

Deliberative Dialogues

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.

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-Kingwood
  • LSC-North Harris
  • LSC-Tomball
  • LSC-University Park

Learn More About Deliberative Dialogues

Service Learning

Service Learning is an experiential learning component to a student’s educational program which weds academic concepts with a real civic experiences. 

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-Kingwood
  • LSC-Montgomery
  • LSC-North Harris
  • LSC-Tomball

Learn More About Service Learning

Citizen Alum

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.

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-Kingwood

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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.

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-CyFair
  • LSC-Kingwood
  • LSC-Montgomery
  • LSC-North Harris
  • LSC-Tomball
  • LSC-University Park

Economic Inequality

Partnering with other 2 and 4 year schools, Lone Star College is a part of an economic inequality initiative.

Human Library

The Human Library seeks to challenge prejudice by facilitating a conversation between two people: Books and Readers.

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-Kingwood
  • LSC-North Harris

Learn More About Human Library

Hunger Banquet

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. 

Campuses Involved

  • LSC-CyFair
  • LSC-Kingwood
  • LSC-Montgomery
  • LSC-North Harris
  • LSC-University Park

Learn More About the Hunger Banquet

Internships

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.

Common Read

The Common Read program is designed to create a shared intellectual experience for the students at Lone Star College.

National Model United Nations (NMUN)

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)