"Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the
civic life of our communities and developing the combination of
knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.
It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both
political and nonpolitical processes."
~Thomas Ehrlich, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Types of Civic Engagement
Development: Identify and increase the human or
economic assets of a community through philanthropy and
fundraising, community building, civic leadership, grassroots
alliances and other means.
Mobilize influence on public policy through formal political
channel, advocate for a cause, protest, or simply stay politically
involved by voting.