Do your students know that their powers as citizens extend beyond the ballot and beyond protesting? Do they know that they can play powerful roles as unelected Citizen Leaders in their own communities? Do they know how to find and adapt successful solutions for use in in their own cities?  

At The Citizens Campaign, we’ve collected knowledge and strategies from real political practitioners with a reputation for getting things done. Our proven No-Blame problem solving method will help students take action as citizen leaders, to heal and strengthen our American community. And No-Blame problem solving will benefit them in whatever career they choose. 

These leadership training tools are easy to integrate into your existing college courses.  

 

National leaders in higher education have praised this training, including: 

  • Peter Levine, Dean of the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University and founder of CIRCLE 

  • Respected leaders of the American Political Science Association and the American Association of Community Colleges 

  • Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone and The Upswing, Harvard professor, and winner of the National Medal of the Humanities from President Obama 

  • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University–Newark, member of the Steering Committee of the Anchor Institutions Task Force 

  • Campus Compact 

 

Register in the Citizen Power Portal for free to get access to our teaching tools and more information about how to implement our training.


Watch founder Harry Pozycki’s introduction to teaching Citizen Leadership:

Citizen Leadership Training Bases 

 “The community-based Citizen Leadership Centers being developed across the country by The Citizens Campaign are just what we need to rekindle our American values and generate the new leaders and ideas essential to meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.”  
Robert D. Putnam, Malkin Research Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University; recipient of the National Humanities medal from President Obama; Author of Bowling Alone and The Upswing 

 

On April 7, 2021, ten Citizen Leadership Centers were launched at colleges and universities to serve as models for the nation, and as bases for a growing national Citizen Service. At each institution, both students and community members can receive Leadership Training and have access to public service in local Civic Trusts. Our goal is to establish at least 100 bases by 2023. 

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To learn more, contact David Sherwin david@thecitizenscampaign.org  

At most schools, political science professors are adding Citizen Leadership Training resources to undergraduate State and Local Government courses. 

Citizen Leadership Training can also fit in other programs, such as: 

  • Education – policy, communities, leadership 

  • Social Work – policy, organizing 

  • Business & Leadership 

  • College Success & academic skills 

  • Human Services 

  • Public Affairs & Administration 

“We’ve made significant gains in getting people to register to vote and turn out. Through the Leadership Center we can get people to take the next step and identify, adapt, advance evidence-based solutions designed to address our city and the nation’s biggest challenges.”

Jennifer Mason, Vice Chancellor for Legislative and Community Affairs at the City Colleges of Chicago

“I am using Power Civics leadership training as part of a course I’m currently teaching [on Texas Government] and the students are learning how to devise and present an evidence-based solution to challenges facing the city of Houston, from better access to healthcare of immigrants and women, to community-driven environmental policies.”

Veronica Reyna, Professor & Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Director & Founder, HCC Center for Civic Engagement at Houston Community College