At Wagner, students have many opportunities to be engaged in civic life through curricular opportunities, community-based research, co-curricular programs, and efforts through CLE programs. But what happens once students graduate? What structures are in place to support young people as they transition from life as students to professionals and leaders in their communities? One such support structure is a national network of colleges and universities through Citizen Alum.
Citizens Alum counters the image of alumni as primarily "donors" with a vision of them as also "doers." Alumni are important contributors to an educated, democratic society--they help to build multigenerational communities of active citizenship and active learning. As Citizen Alum puts it, Doers, not (just) donors: Re-imagining alumni as civic professionals and stewards of place. For more information, visit http://www.citizenalum.org/.