Civic Engagement

How can I get involved?

What is Alternative Break?

What is Civic Engagement?

Alternative Break Student Blog Post

CCBC Service Opportunities:
“Be the Change You Want to See in the World.”-Gandhi

Alternative Break:

  • Spending your spring break or part of your winter or summer break working very hard with a group of your peers learning just how far you can push your boundaries to make change in your life and the life of someone else
  • The opportunity to learn how someone else lives and how you may make an every day impact in making the world a better place for everyone.

Fair Trade Bazaar: Essex, College Community Center lobby, October 17, 2013, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Learning the power of your dollar and how much influence you have as a consumer is important. Becoming engaged as a citizen means knowing how your actions impact the lives of your neighbors, the environment, the global economy and politics. No matter how much money you make, you are a consumer and should be aware of your contributions.

Days of Service:
Whether we are at Habitat for Humanity (10/19/13), working on campus to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the local shelter or working downtown with Operation Oliver (Spring Semester), becoming connected to our local community reminds us of our responsibilities as citizens. We foster an awareness of the issues facing our neighborhood - without which we can take no meaningful action.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet: Catonsville, Location/Time TBD, March 19, 2013
Conceptualizing the inequities of global poverty is difficult. This event brings that concept into sharp focus. It is also a fundraiser for Oxfam, a global hunger relief program.

For more information, contact Toni Aho at or 443-840-4194.

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