The Mississippi Center for Community and Civic Engagement (CCCE)
at The University of Southern Mississippi is offering a civic leadership
program to students that will reward them with mini-grants for implementing
individual civic engagement plans.
from all of Mississippi's postsecondary institutions are eligible.
Ten student teams of three to five members each will be selected
to participate, with preference given to teams that include a diverse
group of students, such as minorities, honor students and students
The Civic Leadership
program is modeled after the Pew Partnership for Civic Change LeadershipPlenty
curriculum. It includes training to identify community assets, manage
groups, facilitate meetings, find the 'leader within,' manage conflict,
build partnerships and effectively evaluate and communicate for
change. Students who successfully complete the training will receive
a "Certificate of Program Completion" and will be eligible
for a $750 mini-grant to implement their action plan. Training will
take place during three weekend retreats in November, December,
Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) is a Learn and Serve America
program that addresses three primary needs, including strengthening
K-8 and postsecondary civic education, expanding and enhancing K-8
after-school opportunities, and building the service-learning capacity
of postsecondary, K-8, and community and faith-based organizations.
The MHEC is administered by the Mississippi Center for Community
and Civic Engagement (CCCE), located at The University of Southern
Mississippi. The mission of the CCCE is to strengthen democratic
ideals by fostering sustained partnerships that improve educational
opportunities and achievement.
For more information,
contact Vickie Nudelman at (601) 266-6913 or visit the CCCE Web
site at www.usm.edu/ccce.
Applications are due by Oct. 24.