Democracy Project

The purpose of the Democracy Project is to deepen students' understanding of and commitment to democratic citizenship in a multicultural society through participation in community action.

A central feature of the project is community-based learning, through public service internships as part of the course work. By integrating reflection and experience, the project enables students to study the relationship between democratic theory and practice, the ways in which multicultural communities define and seek to empower themselves in the United States, and to discover the relationship between individual activism and political change at the grassroots level.