The Institute for Civic Leadership

April 6, 2015

The Institute for Civic Leadership aims to advance the civic leadership capacities and commitments of women and to promote the civic and democratic purposes of higher education. Students enroll in four courses related to civic life and intellectual foundations, including an internship in an area of academic interest to them.

This fall semester program combines discipline-based analysis of civic leadership and social policy with an internship in which students work on meaningful projects linked to public policy and social change. The curriculum develops their knowledge of strategies and skills needed for civic leadership as well as the intellectual foundations of civic life and democracy. Students learn to critically analyze social and political issues associated with their internships and more generally about the ways academic knowledge can inform the design of desirable public policies.


Mills College - CA, California
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