COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
UMBC campuses are closed, but courses are now online and employees are working remotely.
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Social Distance, Civic Proximity: The Center for Democracy and Civic Life staff is working remotely to build and support civic connections within the UMBC community during the COVID-19 crisis. We are here with you, and we welcome your stories and ideas. #UMBCTogether
HOW TO REACH US:

UMBC facilities are closed. Members of the Center for Democracy and Civic Life staff are working remotely and monitoring email at civiclife@umbc.edu. We are available for appointments by telephone or video conference.

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

For access to health and human services information, visit 2-1-1 Maryland or dial 2-1-1.

For UMBC community members who need access to healthy food and other essential supplies visit Retriever Essentials or the myUMBC Retriever Essentials group.

For UMBC-related COVID-19 updates, visit covid19.umbc.edu or email covid19@umbc.edu

The Center for Democracy and Civic Life helps people develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create healthy communities and tackle challenges together. Our work builds from the premise that civic life encompasses everyday settings and relationships through which people can generate the power to shape their world.

The Center produces, inspires, and shares innovations in civic and democratic engagement, and supports collaborative activity that helps to build thriving civic cultures at UMBC and in communities involved in the Center’s work.

“[The] task of democracy is forever that of creation of a freer and more humane experience in which all share and to which all contribute.”

— John Dewey