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  1. 2022-23 JOIP Request for Proposals

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is pleased to announce our Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Call for Proposals for the 2022-23 academic year! Read More »

  2. Call for Proposals: 2022-23 Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life’s (DMC) Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship provides classroom and community-based educators with the resources and training they need to bring high-quality, civics-forward social studies education to their classroom.

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  3. New Directions: The 2021 Year in Review

    2021 was a year of exciting transition for the Mathews Center! From welcoming our newest Executive Director to launching our Annual Fund, we are inspired to reach new goals and objectives in the coming years. Join us as we recap 2021 and highlight all our programs and events throughout the year! Read More »

  4. “Together” Book Club: What Deliberation Means to Your Community

    The Together book club wrapped up on November 9 with a crash course in deliberative dialogue and community forums. DMC Executive Director Rachel Mosness guided the ACE communities through a typical deliberative forum and what they could expect as potential moderators. Read More »

  5. “Together” Book Club: Community Checkup

    On November 2, the second installment in the DMC and ACE book club took place over Zoom. Following the guidelines listed in Together: Building Stronger, Better Communities, ACE representatives participated in a “Community Checkup” to assess the status of civic life in their towns. According to Dr. Mathews, “Many of the things communities do must be done by citizens working together.” Read More »

  6. Kicking Off the “Together” Book Club with ACE and the DMC

    On Tuesday, October 26, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life and Alabama Communities of Excellence kicked off the first session of an online discussion series with various ACE communities. Read More »

  7. The David Mathews Center for Civic Life receives Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant  

    This grant is one of 83 distributed statewide by the Alabama Humanities Alliance to help cultural organizations bounce back from the pandemic. Read More »

  8. Applications Open for McKenzie Civic Fellowship

    The Mathews Center is now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 McKenzie Civic Fellowship! The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021.

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