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Civic Engagement: Home

Whether you are new to Knoxville, new to civic engagement, or both, this guide will help you get started.

Purpose of this Guide

The Civic Engagement Libguide is designed with two purposes in mind. First, to introduce users to the concepts and library resources related to civic engagement. Second, to connect users to related institutions in Knox County, Tennessee.

Defining Civic Engagement

Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.”

-Excerpted from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, edited by Thomas Ehrlich, published by Oryx Press, 2000, Preface, page vi.

Unpacking "Civic Engagement"

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