We use the following definition of Civic Engagement to guide our work: "The ways in which people work with their communities and larger social groupings to participate in the cultural and political lifeblood of [the world] (Dolgon & Baker 2011)."
The Active Citizen Continuum
By participating in Landis programs, we believe students will develop into Active Citizens, "where community becomes a priority in values and life choices (Breakaway)."
The Triangle of Quality Community Service
Students will discover roots causes of social problems and recognize systemic issues surrounding injustice through strong direct service, education, and reflection experiences (Break Away).
The Social Change Model of Leadership Development
Using the lens of the 7 C's, students will reflect on their own development as leaders, identify opportunities for growth, and work toward the 8th "C", CHANGE (HERI, 1996).