Middlesex College | News Release
The Citizens Campaign and Middlesex County College announced the establishment of a Citizen Leadership Center designed to train students in problem-solving skills of community issues and provide opportunities for them to put their training to use as ”citizen leaders” working to better their communities. Citizen Leadership Centers are designed to pave the way for putting the nation’s community colleges at the center of a new national public service initiative, generating pragmatic and principled citizen leaders.
The MCC Citizen Leadership Center will have three core components: (1) offering Power Civics© citizen leadership training in one or more undergraduate courses; (2) offering Power Civics citizen leadership training to the broader community via the College’s Continuing Education program; and (3) hosting a Civic Trust at the MCC Perth Amboy Center, where those who have completed the citizen leadership training work together in problem-solving sessions to better their communities by searching for cost-effective, evidence-based solutions.
“The mission of The Citizens Campaign is to educate all Americans to the fullness of their political power as citizens and to introduce them to the shared experience of public service performed by participating in seeking solutions to issues in local communities,” said Mark McCormick, president of Middlesex County College. “At MCC, we strive to educate the whole person and to develop our students as engaged citizens so that they are able to exercise their rights and give back to their local communities. The lessons learned from involvement with The Citizens Campaign help us to accomplish that goal.”
Harry Pozycki, founder of The Citizens Campaign, agreed.
“President McCormick and the talented professors, administrators and students at the College are ideal partners for this exciting new venture,” he said.