On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, six students who are completing the Community and Civic Engagement capstone presented their work to CLA faculty and students from the Intro to CCE course. Mary Afton Day, Michael Gutierrez, Victoria Ingram, Kaleb Kirkpatrick, Jordan Moore, and Laney Payne represent a variety of majors and professional aspirations.
The projects they designed and executed with community collaborators builds on the strengths and assets of what citizens are doing. Projects included bullying prevention and awareness sessions at a school in southeast Alabama; a series of afterschool sessions on self-development and artistic expression at a nearby public housing community; execution of STEM-related curriculum at an elementary school; production of a video-trailer for a local author; mini-documentary and workshop on the role of coaches in youth development; publicity and marketing related to a non-profit event in Texas.
In either December or May, these students will move from classroom to community, and through their professional and non-professional work they will work with others to create the kind of change they seek. We look forward to following their journey, celebrating the accomplishments of their community, and introducing them to future Auburn students.