Active Citizenship and Civic Leadership
Developing leaders who can govern for the common good is a critical part of the Citizens League's mission. And given the unique multi-partisan and multi-issue/multi-sector role of the Citizens League, civic leadership development is also one of our great opportunities.
Civic capacity building is a part of everything we do: from casual gatherings such as our Policy and a Pint® series, to our civic policy agenda, to structured classes that help people be part of an ongoing civic base.
The Citizens League partners with the Minnesota Active Citizenship Initiative and Civics Connection on our active citizenship work.
The Emerging Leaders committee organizes events and programs to engage Citizens League members, especially young members 21-35. They host happy hours, intergenerational events, and Policy and a Pint®
after parties, and organize the ambassador program connecting new and experienced members. Click here
to find out more about these activities and how to get involved with the Emerging Leaders.
Quantum Civics is the Citizens League's civic leadership development program. Participants can join in a one-hour introductory session, a six-hour introduction, a ten-session program, and/or ongoing skill development and leadership support. Click here
to find out more and get involved.
The Citizens League's policy work is all citizen-based. Click here
to read more about the projects that are going on right now.
Now finished, the Minnesota Anniversary Project (or MAP 150) tested new tools and processes that place citizens more fully in the role of "co-producers" of the public good. What we learned through the course of the project informs to a great deal not only how the Citizens League structures its policy processes, but also the findings and recommendations of our work. Click here
to find out more about the Anniversary Project.
The Citizens League was a co-presenter of the 2009 National Civics Summit
in Minneapolis. The Civic Summit convened civic organizations and citizens to expand civic imagination and capacity through active citizenship. It continues at http://nationalcivicsummit.org
with a civic toolkit, videos, and more.