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Hofstra University Opens Center for Civic Engagement

Hofstra’s center was founded to encourage students to become more active citizens.  Democracies need engaged citizens," said Cynthia Bogard, Ph.D., the Center's founding director. "And the habit of active involvement in one's civic life typically starts in one's youth. The Hofstra community wants to make sure that our students are given every opportunity to practice civic involvement while they are learning with us. We see it as an intrinsic part of the holistic curriculum that Hofstra seeks to provide our students."

CCE students traveled this summer to work in Togo on a “Green Futures Project” which will then bring Togolese students to Hofstra this fall to learn more about sustainable development.

Initial CCE projects included a civic internship database; leadership training and voter registration and response activities. The inaugural exhibit, “Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A legacy of Building Peace” was the basis of a course taught by Dr. Michael D’Innocenzo, the Harry Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change.

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