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The Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) is a nationally recognized institute for citizen leadership development. Through its many programs, the CCL provides high quality educational programs and initiatives designed to enhance civic leadership capabilities among participants.
The mission of the Center for Civic Leadership is to foster and promote the development of citizens and “civic leaders” who will address and solve community problems. This model of leadership emphasizes collective action through collaboration for the purpose of addressing social needs and injustices. Civic leadership is a contemporary theory that calls for the development of citizen leaders who are committed to making our world a better place.
While civic participation and public service provide a vital and critical role in our democratic and free society, it is the link with leadership that helps shape the decision making process and its outcomes. Beyond service, these citizens identify key issues, raise questions, voice opinions, challenge traditional authority, and take the appropriate actions when necessary. The purpose is to create a new generation of citizens who empower themselves and have the skills and capabilities to act on behalf of the greater good.
To learn more and get involved visit www.CenterforCivicLeadership.org.
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