International Youth Day

  By Eliza Collison There are 1.2 billion youth aged 15-24 Years in the World August 12th marks International Youth Day 2014, this year’s theme being “Mental Health Matters.” A recent UN report defines youth development as the ongoing process in which all young people are engaged and invested. Through dynamic, national and international projects […]

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ICP awarded NED grant

Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) is the recent recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) grant to support university faculty training in civic engagement in the MENA region. Under this grant, ICP will host the Linking Student Learning with Community Engagement: A Consultation for Faculty at Arab Universities September 1-3 in Cairo, Egypt. […]

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SummerTrek 2014 Launches

   “SummerTrek makes our lives easier! We know what to expect each day.” -Deborah Thomas, Out-Of-School Time Program Coordinator at Wagner Middle School SummerTrek, ICP’s six-week service-learning summer program for middle school students, launched at four sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 7, 2014. Built upon ICP’s previous program, Summer of Service, SummerTrek drives youth to become engaged as […]

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Summit at Gettysburg: Our Unfinished Work

By Sulaiman Kenyatta      In 1863, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the site of one of the most famous American speeches that was devoted to help unite the nation under a shared goal of sacrifice. Now more than a century and a half later, this site is being used once again in hopes of securing the […]

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