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Connect. Co-create. Change.

The Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship is Augsburg University's civic and community engagement center. We connect students, faculty, staff, and community members in the everyday work of learning together to address public issues, make change, and build democracy.

Put your passion into practice.

Martin Sabo in the U.S. capitol

Martin Sabo

Congressman Martin Olav Sabo ’59 was a lifelong public servant who exemplified the progressive approach and personal integrity that were modeled in his Lutheran upbringing and education. The Sabo Center was founded on lessons that come from Representative Sabo’s work.

Programsdiscussion around a table

Democracy is the everyday work of people innovating together to solve problems and make change. At the Sabo Center, we work with students, educators, and community members to build the skills necessary to turn their passion for change into practice. Get connected through Campus Kitchen, Public Achievement, LEAD Fellows, Sabo Scholars and more.

Communityperson chopping vegetables

The Sabo Center fulfills Augsburg's commitment to the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and surrounding communities through place-based community engagement, anchor institution work, and organizing with community partners.