An opportunity for every Newton North student to participate in service and community action.
What We Do
Here at the Center for Civic Engagement and Service, we aim to:
- create a safe space where everyone can work together to solve problems in the community
- support endeavors that teach ALL students they have a voice (testimonials)
- attract public speakers to address issues related to leadership, civics, and engagement
- provide information on internships and volunteer opportunities in local nonprofits and government that service the community
- organize and work with programs related to current events (calendar)
- Shares methods on civic engagement and service in classrooms across the curriculum
Where and When
The Center is centrally located in Newton North High School’s Room 125. Parent volunteers are available in the Center to help students during lunch blocks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and on X-Block on Mondays and Thursdays.
Definition of Civic Engagement:
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the community through service and/or solving community problems through informal and formal methods
This work can include:
- creating a safe place to discuss issues and community problems,
- providing service opportunities for all students and staff, and
- informing ourselves and our community on civic and moral issues.
Service: the action of helping or doing work for someone without being compensated.
Nonpartisan:not supporting or being controlled by a political party, special interest group, or the like.
Pluralistic: The belief that various religious, ethnic, racial, and political groups should be allowed to thrive in a single society.