Living Democracy: Students and Citizens

Living Democracy: A Project for Students and Citizens will provide a unique living-learning experience for Auburn University students in the summer of 2014.  Students are paired with one of four Alabama communities for a ten-week living-learning experience in civic engagement and communty development. Students work collaboratively to design, execute, and evaluate community projects during the summer. Housing is provided by communities, and students are able to earn an $1,800 stipend for their work.  Living Democracy is supported in part by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, in collaboration with New College at the University of Alabama. 

Contact Dr. Mark Wilson at for an application, which is due Friday, October 18.  

Click on the image below to read about past Living Democracy experiences. 




Students visited Bayou La Batre, November 4-5, 2011

Communities and students met for the first time in Fairhope, Alabama, August 10-12

Untitled from Mark Wilson on Vimeo.

Journalism Students Publish Magazine Featuring Diverse Alabama Communities

Auburn University community journalism students traveled extensively during the 2011 spring semester to research and write articles for Front Porch Magazine: Discovering Connections in Diverse Alabama Communities. Communities featured in the magazine are Cahawba, Selma, Bayou La Batre, Collinsville, Elba, Hopson City, Linden, Marion, Oak Grove and Valley.  

Nan Fairley, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism and College of Liberal Arts Engaged Scholar, taught the course.  AU journalism students who wrote, edited and designed the publication in Spring 2011 are Colton Campbell, David Crayton, Ariana Diaz, Mary Rose Gillman, Darcie Dyer, Sarah Hansen, Sloane Hudson, Kelly Nicastro, Kristen Oliver and Rachel Shirey.  Alison McFerrin also contributed.

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Last Updated: October 04, 2013