Center for Democracy and Citizenship

democracy_mainThe Center for Democracy and Citizenship collaborates with a variety of partners to promote active citizenship and public work by people of all ages. The center’s work is grounded in the belief that a healthy democracy requires everyone’s participation, and that each of us has something to contribute.

Read the By The People blog.

And check out the SABO Center for Citizenship and Learning.


NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship

The purpose of the NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship is to engage a cohort of experienced youth work practitioners in exploration, reflection, and study to generate more wisdom, language, and leadership in the field of youth work in Minnesota.

The 2014-15 Fellowship is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, and Youthprise.

The goals of this Practitioner Fellowship are to:

  • Unearth and legitimize practice-based perspectives on emergent issues and tensions to broaden current conversations about youth work.
  • Support a core group of practitioners in the community who will develop and demonstrate their leadership abilities, increased confidence to speak up, and capacity to represent the field on issues of importance.
  • Create a space to incubate practiced theory that influences the field.
  • Demonstrate our commitment to explicit education, training, and professional development for youth workers as essential to high quality practice.

A collection of working papers produced by 2013-2014 fellowship participants is now available.

Download the collection here: NorthStar Working Papers