Citizen Scholars Program

CSP (Citizen Scholars Program)
The Citizen Scholars Program is a 2-year curricular civic leadership program that partners with community organizations to work toward community goals and help students develop the knowledge, skills, and vision they need to build community, be effective citizens, and advocate for social justice. Students in CSP complete four required service-learning courses taken in sequence over 4 semesters. In the courses, each student articulates his or her vision of how society would be organized if it truly were good, then develops a series of tools to work toward that vision. Substantial service with one of several community partners is integrated into each course as well.
Program Type Course Name and Number: ANTHRO 297H: The Good Society; SRVCLRNG 393T: Tools for Democratic Change; PUBHLTH 499N: Public Policy and Citizen Action; PUBHLTH 499O: Organizing: People, Power, and Change
Begin / End Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 1998
Assessment Mechanism:
No
Program Director:
Program Contact:
Scholarly Product Detail:
Reiff, J. D., & Keene, A. S. (2012). Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(4), 105-128., Mitchell, T. D. (2008). Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 14(2), 50-65.
Scholarly Product Type:
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UNIT(s):
Provost's Office/Civic Engagement and Service-Learning

Partner Map

Partner(s):
  • Amherst Regional Public Schools
    Amherst, MA 01002
    United States
  • Amherst Survival Center
    Amherst, MA 01002
    United States
  • Youth Action Coalition
    Amherst, MA 01002
    United States
  • MA
    United States
  • Amherst, MA 01003
    United States
  • Amherst, MA 01002
    United States
  • Holyoke, MA 01040
    United States
  • The Literacy Project
    Amherst, MA 01002
    United States
  • MA
    United States
  • MotherWoman
    Hadley, MA 01035
    United States
  • MA
    United States
  • UMass Amherst Labor Management Workplace Education Program
    Amherst, MA 01003
    United States
  • MA
    United States