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Reflections from the Civic Engagement Academy 2.0

March 19, 2019

Thanks for helping make the CEA 2.0 a success! 


On Saturday, March 16, 186 community leaders representing 88 organizations and departments came together to attend the Civic Engagement Academy. We hope that everyone who had the chance to come out learned a lot and met some of their neighbors doing amazing work around the city. 



Here's what attendees had to say:


Tracey Gordon, the Advisory President of McCreesh Recreation Center says, “I consider myself an Agent of Information. I’m taking everything that I learn here about new things in technology and community engagement back to my board, so that we can use this information to get my community more involved. There’s never enough learning, there’s always room to grow.”




Tina Marie Russell, the Vice President of the Advisory at North Central Philadelphia CDC says, “The Winchester Recreation Center wasn’t being used for over 25 years. I applied what I learned at last year’s CEA 2.0 about volunteer management and building coalitions and now we have re-opened the center. What I’m learning here will change the lives of people in my community.”


Jessica Harrington, the President and Founder of TU Eco Eating says, "We came today to make connections with people in the community. We’re learning about SMART Goal Setting to make our organization progressive on Temple University’s campus and the Philadelphia community.”




Missed a workshop that seemed interesting or couldn't make it out?


Check out our Civic Engagement Learning Series, which will feature the same workshops spread out over the course of a year.



Want to get more involved?


Join us for the 7th Annual Mayor's Day of Service Recognition Award Ceremony on Wednesday, April 3 to celebrate Philly volunteers!


Become a Serve VISTA and commit to a year or a summer of service fighting the injustices and causes of poverty facing individuals and communities in Philadelphia. Application is open now until April 30!


Come out for the Annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 3. Register your project with the Streets Department.


Join DBHIDS for their Annual Faith & Spiritual Affairs Health Conference on April 26.




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