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May conference on educating for community stewardship

Coconino Community College, along with Northern Arizona University's Community Culture and the Environment, is hosting a conference May 13 to 15 on "educating for community stewardship."

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The two-day meeting is organized around three tracks: connecting people and place, growing sustainable communities, and building citizenship. Conference coordinators are accepting papers through April 15 on topics such as community revitalization, workforce development, social issues, diversity, and bilingualism.

Harry Boyte, co-director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, will give the keynote address.

Of note: Northern Arizona University is one of 16 state colleges and universities around the country working together to integrate citizenship with coursework. The national Civic Agency Project goes beyond service learning and involves staff and community members as well as faculty and students.

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs