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  1. Tipping Point: The 2020 Year in Review

    Despite the unique challenges posed throughout 2020, Alabamians found ways to continue serving their communities and addressing new needs. The DMC was fortunate to work remotely with our partners statewide to continue programming safely, and we hope you enjoy this month-by-month journey through a year like no other.

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  2. Women’s History Month: Alabama Stories

    In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s a short overview of just a few women who have made Alabama better and stronger.

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  3. NEW: Announcing the Summer 2021 Departure of Executive Director Cristin Brawner

    The staff and Board of Directors of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life announce the summer 2021 departure of Cristin F. Brawner as Executive Director.

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  4. DMC Hosts the 2021 JOIP Intern Retreat

    On January 22, the DMC hosted the first ever virtual JOIP Intern Retreat! Over 30 students and faculty mentors from eight universities and community colleges across the state met via Zoom to get to know each other, play games, and share their upcoming JOIP programming and projects for the Spring semester. Read More »

  5. Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship 2021-22

    Deadline extended to Friday, April 30, 2021.

    The David Mathews Center (DMC) is now accepting applications for its Innovators in Civic Education Fellowship!

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  6. Black History Month: Alabama Stories

    There are countless African-Americans who have made Alabama better. For Black History Month, we’re going to highlight just a few.

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  7. Interns sit around a large table discussing issues.

    2021-22 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 2021-22 academic year!

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  8. DMC Hosts Statewide Community Forums on SUD

    Since December 2020, the David Mathews Center (DMC) has visited 20 counties all over Alabama as part of the Alabama Provider Capacity Project (APCP). This is a joint project between the Alabama Medicaid Agency, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and the VitAL Initiative at The University of Alabama School of Social Work.  APCP proposes to increase Alabama’s capacity to provide substance use treatment and expand provider participation options.
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  9. U.S. Capitol Building

    Inaugurations: A Brief History

    A presidential inauguration is one of America’s most sacred traditions. Since the swearing in of George Washington to today’s ceremony, American inaugurations have been filled with historic, odd, patriotic, and unusual moments. Here’s a glimpse of notable stories from past inaugurations:

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  10. Wall painted with the word "VOTE"

    The ABCs of Voting: 2020 Edition

    Confused about voting? Just curious? We’ve compiled an A – Z list of definitions, resources, and deep dives to demystify the voting process. Whether you’re looking for more information about absentee voting or just geeking out about electoral history, we’ve got you covered.
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