Mandela Day

By Eliza Collison We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference. – Nelson Mandela July 18th marks Nelson Mandela Day; a day of service honoring the late Nelson Mandela, whose mantra and way of life followed three points: free yourself, free others, and […]

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Program of the Week: Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is a ground-breaking and successful program that is creating more available resources and opportunities for youth in Massachusetts and is featured in Transforming Communities through Service, our 2014 report on the most innovative AmeriCorps and Volunteer Generation Fund programs. As a result of the high school dropout epidemic in Massachusetts, the […]

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Program of the Week: Graceland University AmeriCorps Youth Launch

The Graceland University AmeriCorps Youth Launch is an innovative and successful program working to promote and improve youth development and is one of the programs featured in Transforming Communities Through Service: A Collection of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund Programs in the United States.               […]

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ICP Founder and Director, Susan Stroud, presents research findings at UNESCO summit in Paris

By Sulaiman Kenyatta¬†   The ICP staff is happy to welcome back our founder and executive director, Susan E. Stroud, after she was recently invited to a youth civic participation summit at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris, France. Organized by the Division for Social Policy and Development in […]

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Attend a Civic Engagement Workshop in Japan this Summer!

Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), the US-Japan Council (USJC), and the TOMODACHI Initiative would like to invite you to attend one of three workshops happening in Japan this July. The workshops are a part of the ICP-TOMODACHI Collegiate Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship Program but are being independently organized by each of the universities. All […]

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