Public Achievement is a youth civic engagement initiative focused on the most basic concepts of citizenship, democracy and public work. Public Achievement draws on the talents and desires of ordinary people to build a better world and to create a different kind of politics. Its work is anchored by a few core ideas:

 

1.  Everybody can do citizen work All people—regardless of age, nationality, sex, religion, income or education—can be powerful public actors.

2. Citizenship isn’t easy Democracy is messy and sometimes frustrating, but when you work hard with others you can accomplish extraordinary things.

3. We learn by doing The most important lessons of democracy come from doing public work and finding ways to cooperate with people who are different and may disagree.

 

To learn more, visit www.augsburg.edu/cdc/publicachievement/

 

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