9:30 – 10:50 AM

Smith Campus Center Conference Suite

Civic Life and Participation

In our past, volunteering and participating in civil society was a pathway to connect to our community and solve problems together locally. But America has seen a devastating decline in civic engagement in the last fifty years. Why? And what are we to do? What will help us reconnect?  Our panel of researchers and practitioners in public policy, civil society, and citizenship work will share about hopeful signs and positive innovations in our civic life together.