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Civic Engagement Boot Camp

The Hobby School of Public Affairs’ Civic Engagement Boot Camp (CEBC) is a series of one day interactive sessions designed to teach the skills necessary to create positive change. Each workshop will develop and enhance the abilities required to lead effectively within any environment.

Workshops focus on various aspects of civic leadership. Individual workshops cover topics such as the following:

  • Building individual capacity
  • Understanding existing governmental structures and processes
  • Developing representation on local government and non-profit committees and boards, and neighborhood organizations
  • Building multi-sector (private, public and nonprofit) collaborations
  • Using new and traditional media
  • Broadening the civic participation of young people
  • Acknowledging multiple perspectives
  • Articulating a position

Civic Engagement Boot Camps feature speakers with demonstrated expertise and success in leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. While group exercises and discussions may sometimes pull you outside of your comfort zone, the outcome is strengthened civic responsibility and the tools to make a difference in your community.

Fall 2018 Civic Engagement Boot Camp: September 7
10am-3pm, M117

The 2018 midterm election is quickly approaching, with races for U.S. Senator, Governor and a number of state and county positions on the ballot in Texas. Will this be the year that young people come out to vote in large numbers? Participate in the Civic Engagement Boot Camp on September 7 to learn about voter registration in Texas and how you can make an impact on voter turnout in the November 6 election.

Linda Cohn, President, League of Women Voters of the Houston Area
Bo Fraga, Community Engagement Developer, BakerRipley
Raymundo “Ray” Beltran, Community Engagement Manager, BakerRipley
Mustafa Tameez, Managing Director, Outreach Strategists

Lunch is provided and seating is limited to 25.

RSVP to Isaiah Warner at by September 4.

Walking directions from the Stadium Parking Garage to McElhinney Hall: