Active Citizenship and Community Engagement

Active Citizenship & Community Engagement is among the ten Core Competencies you develop in CLA that employers and alumni tell us matter most.

Creating change and opening up paths to newer, brighter futures takes a rainbow of colors. You’ll ensure we move forward together, while embracing differences and sharing common goals.


Active Citizenship & Community Engagement develops a consciousness about one's potential contributions and roles in the many communities one inhabits, in person and online, and takes action accordingly.

Those competent in Active Citizenship & Community Engagement:

  • Actively engage with the communities in which they are involved
  • Build awareness of how communities impact individuals, and how, in turn, an individual impacts, serves, and shapes communities
  • Evolve their awareness of culture and power in community dynamics

CLA Alumni Explain Active Citizenship & Community Engagement