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February 2016

Debating for Democracy (D4D) on the Road

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Project Pericles, Debating for Democracy (D4D)™ is designed to promote civic engagement and effective advocacy skills among a wide range of students. Through the D4D on the Road™ workshops, the Debating for Democracy National Conference, and co-curricular programs on each campus, students acquire the tools and tactics they need to advance their issues and to get their messages across to elected officials, fellow students, community groups, and the media.

Current and past student participants have:
-Developed a video on how to effectively lobby elected officials that includes interviews with Congressional staff
-Organized local high school students to advocate on their own behalf for student-centered education reform
-Conducted a lobbying day in Washington, D.C. against Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing)
-Developed a local campaign in support of the DREAM ACT

Island Voice Youth Summit

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

On February 27, 2016 Island Voice Inc. will have its 10th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit.

The summit will be held at Wagner College’s Spiro Hall from 11- 5pm.

In the morning from 11am - 12pm there will be a business/information session with Wagner College Center for Career Engagement for local business owners.

This year the youth summit will cover the topics of: Substance Abuse, Technology, Immigration, Girls Empowerment, and NYPD Community Engagement.

The goal of the 10th annual youth empowerment summit is to provide at risk youths from Staten Island and outer boroughs with the experience of attending classes on a college campus.

Each room will address the topics through workshops, panels, Q&A discussions and interactive ways of learning and interacting with the youths.

March 2016

IMPACT Scholars Summit

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Civic engagement is at the heart of the mission of Wagner College. The IMPACT Scholars Civic Network is designed for students who have a passion for others as embodied through community service and a desire to continue and advance their commitment to civic engagement. Inspiring mutuality, participation, and civic transformation (known as "IMPACT") shape this Wagner community network.

Program participants work with the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement to be facilitators, connectors, and conveners that seek to spur collaboration among Wagner students, faculty, staff, and the Staten Island community. In an effort to deepen student learning, sustain civic participation, and bring about positive social change, the program provides participants with opportunities to explore their understanding of citizenship, their responsibility to contribute to the public good, and to access the necessary resources to aid in the development of their own civic identity.

This year the IMPACT Scholars Civic Network will be honoring, assessing, and further building upon their community work at the Third Annual IMPACT Scholars Civic Summit-- 3/19/16. The Summit serves as the capstone event for further student success and action around community need, both on and off campus.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to jenny.kelly@wagner.edu.

April 2016

First Annual Port Richmond Partnership Summit

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Democratic ways to building bridges and breaking barriers in community engagement on Staten Island

The Port Richmond Partnership Summit convenes community organizations, members, faculty and students who are pioneering solutions to the interrelated problems affecting Staten Island.

The Summit will provide a forum to learn from experts in the fields of arts, economic development, education, health, immigration and environmental sustainability; in addition to the opportunity to share best practices, future collaborations and networking.

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