Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2017

September 21, 2017
Apply Now to Participate in 2018 Summer
Apply Now to Participate in 2018 Summer

The Living Democracy program provides a unique living-learning experience for selected Auburn University students in the summer of 2018. Students are paired with a participating Alabama community for a ten-week experience in civic engagement and community development.

By Rachel Naftel
July 31, 2017
Thank you, Elba!
Thank you, Elba!

The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” describes my summer in Elba as a Living Democracy student perfectly.  It seems like just yesterday I was moving into the Chapman home and attending my first event here, sixth grade graduation. Since then, I have met people and experienced things that I never could have imagined.

By Emily Vick
July 18, 2017
Take a book, leave a book
Take a book, leave a book

The Elba community now has three locations to swap books. Books for all ages can be found in the Book Swap boxes at Tiger Town Park, Marrow Village and Kendrick Apartments. Simply take a book and leave a book. Laurie Chapman, executive director of Restoration154, worked with me to bring the book swap idea to Elba this summer.

By Emily Vick
July 12, 2017
My guide to church hopping in Elba
My guide to church hopping in Elba

For the past seven Sundays, I have had the opportunity to visit different churches around Elba. Attending these various churches has been eye opening. The visits have created opportunities to build relationships as I joined several different congregations. So how exactly do you church hop? You just pick one and walk in!

By Emily Vick
June 30, 2017
Elba Chamber prepares for 'Let Freedom Ring' Celebration
Elba Chamber prepares for 'Let Freedom Ring' Celebration

The Elba Chamber of Commerce June 15 meeting focused on topics ranging from the upcoming Fourth of July celebration to serious concerns about housing and population. I learned more about the Elba community in this meeting. I saw their drive to enhance the town.

By Emily Vick

Last Updated: May 31, 2017