01/26/2008 03:28 AM
Civic Commitment, Service-Learning, & Community Partnerships
While our families, institutions, businesses, nonprofits, churches, schools, clubs, and other groups explore relationships, the social fabric becomes increasingly complex. The quality of these relations creates ties that bind or frictions which drive us apart. We are united when we discover community, common ground, social contracts, and solidarity. These structures and dynamics provide the framework for our civil rights and freedoms. Traditions nurtured and sustained by sound educational institutions allow us to endure, survive, and prevail.
issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history,
whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."
-- Thomas Jefferson
12/07/2006 07:42:16 PM