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The College Engaged Citizenship Program exists because Emory is a caring community that supports and encourages all voices and views, nurtures the personal and professional development and growth of individuals, and cultivates the individual’s desire and ownership of her or his place in the University.

Promoting engaged citizenship directly relates to two themes of the strategic plan: “creating community, engaging society” and “confronting the human condition and human experience.” There are multiple benefits well documented in publications and research to having such a program. Our goals break out as follows:

For employees:

  • Strengthens organizational, leadership, communications, financial management and decision-making skills.
  • Expands networking within the community.
  • Increases awareness of community issues.
  • Generates an increased sense of community ownership and engagement.
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For the campus:

  • Increases employee morale, loyalty and productivity.
  • Improves communications and relations between management and workforce. Enhances/increases employee recruitment and retention.
  • Creates ways to implement/address strategic goals and objectives.

For the community:

  • Provides new talent and ideas to meet community needs.
  • Creates healthier communities by improving the overall quality of life.
  • Generates a renewed spirit of citizenship.
  • Strengthens the local economy.

Acknowledging that just one day can make a difference. We are excited that as an influential organization of higher learning, we would have such an impact and create a positive change within the larger Atlanta community.

This program is the essence of social action.

To participate or just learn more about the program go to the Engaged Citizenship Service Process.