Civic Life

Leading a civic life means being informed and engaged; and engagement means action. It happens when individuals or groups work to solve problems, improve quality of life, or interact in productive ways with the institutions in a representative democracy to shape their communities’ future.

Leading a “civic life” is a lifelong process, combining a mix of knowledge, skills, values and disposition to meet community needs and address social issues.

Engaged and active citizens leading a civic lifestyle share common traits – they are involved in their communities, politically active, informed and thoughtful, and they exhibit moral and civic virtues that support and protect democratic society.