The American Commonwealth Partnership (ACP), to be launched in January, is an initiative of the White House Office of Public Engagement, the Association of American Colleges and Universities,  the Department of Education, and supportive partners such as the  American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, NERCHE, the National Conference on Citizenship, Campus Compact, and the Anchor Institutions Task Force (see Tim Eatman’s summary).

Today, the ACP unveiled a website called DemocracyU that’s devoted to presenting students’ personal stories of civic activism, plus discussion and debate on the evolving role of university and college students in engaging in public work that benefits society. The website will be hosted on CIRCLE’s site, as our contribution to the effort. It links to a new blog on which some of my friends have already contributed.

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Associate Dean for Research and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Concerned about civic education, civic engagement, and democratic reform in the United States and elsewhere.