Update from the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Applications are open for the 2023-24 cohort
The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is proud to share our 2022-23 Civic Scholars Leadership Program cohort is doing great things this year! We have already visited several community sites, including a visit with the Mayor at City Hall. Our cohort of scholars represents a variety of majors on campus who are learning more about civic life, the City of Green Bay, and how to be active and engaged members of the community.
We are excited to announce we have opened applications for our 2023-24 cohort. Civic Scholars is a two-semester program run through the Center for Civic Engagement, and aimed at sophomores/rising juniors to help bridge the gap between the city and the university. The program is three credits per semester, and the first semester counts as a social science GenEd, and is one of the earliest forms of High Impact Practices
The first semester is designed to introduce students to the city through weekly site visits and guest speakers from around the community. Community partners include: Neville Public Museum, Baird Creek Preservation Foundation, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Downtown Green Bay, Inc., Oneida Nation, Mayor’s Office, Paul’s Pantry, Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay, Chamber of Commerce and Titletown Tech
Professional development opportunities have also been built into the design of the course such as resume building and LinkedIn learning certificates. The program includes little outside work, and is mostly participation based. During the second semester, students then secure an internship with one of our community partners.