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Civicize.Me: Backyard Civics

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Kirkhof Center 1142Map Location

You know who the President is, but who is your County Commissioner? Who sits on your School Board? And what’s the difference between a City Council and a Township Board, anyway? The decisions of your local governments impact your life daily – from roads to schools to the color of your house.

The Community Service Learning Center is hosting a 3-hour Backyard Civics 101 seminar on September 27 (6-9pm in KC 1142) to introduce GVSU students, faculty and staff to the civic institutions in our area! The seminar will help participants to understand local, state, and federal civic institutions, and the power we have to impact them! Our Backyard Civics 101 workshop will demystify these civic institutions, spotlight the power you have within them, and help you identify your own civic ambition. Whether you want to run for office yourself, change local policies to improve the quality of life in your community, or just get that darned pothole fixed in front of your home, Backyard Civics 101 is a good place to start! For more information on the Civicize.Me program, click here.