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Our Work

The Center for Democracy and Civic Life works with campus and national partners to foster civic learning and democratic engagement. The ideas behind our work are reflected in the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Theory of Change, which we developed in collaboration with the leaders of national higher education networks.

 

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ENGAGE • TRAIN • COACH

We develop learning forums in which participants enact civic values and build civic capacities.

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CONNECT • SUPPORT • COLLABORATE

We contribute to thriving civic cultures at UMBC and in communities touched by our work.

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EXPERIMENT • DESIGN • DISSEMINATE

We create strategies and tools to advance civic learning and democratic engagement.