The Center for Democracy and Civic Life helps people develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to create healthy communities and tackle challenges together. Our work builds from the premise that civic life encompasses everyday settings and relationships through which people can generate the power to shape their world.

The Center produces, inspires, and shares innovations in civic and democratic engagement, and supports collaborative activity that helps to build thriving civic cultures at UMBC and in communities involved in the Center’s work.

Recent Submissions

  • Tools for Living Democracy: Putting the CLDE Theory of Change into Practice 

    Hübler, Romy; Hoffman, David B.; Berger, Craig; Domagal-Goldman, Jennifer; King, Stephanie (Digital Commons, 2020)
    The Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Theory of Change (Hoffman, Domagal-Goldman, King, & Robinson, 2018) addresses four key questions relating to vision/purpose, learning outcomes, pedagogy, and strategy for higher ...