Civic Demonstration, Organizing & Activism
The Center for Careers, Life, and Service emphasizes the democratic aspect of community engagement.
Democracy is the practice of collaborating with different people in order to build inclusive and
equitable communities. Our interest in supporting democratic engagement includes supporting
traditional modes of political participation, like voting. But we also aim to facilitate opportunities
to participate in community organizing and social advocacy, as well as various forms of
participatory democracy, like participatory budgeting. In doing so, we collaborate with relevant
community organizing groups in Iowa in order to highlight opportunities for students to join
community members in advocating for social change.