Home page of the Living Democracy program
Living Democracy brings together students and citizens to collaborate on issues of concern to Alabama communities. Coordinated by the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, the project prepares undergraduate college students for civic life through living-learning experiences in the summer.
- June 19, 2019
- Jake's Family Restaurant serves up more than food
In rural areas, it is common to find a place where people gather informally to discuss things that are going on both in the community and the world at large. For the residents of Chatom, Alabama, that place is Jake’s Family Restaurant.
- By Melissa Dennis
- June 18, 2019
- LD 2018 Alum Laura Agee goes home to serve
Laura Agee, a Living Democracy alum who worked in her hometown of Camden in the summer of 2018, never doubted that she would go home after she graduated from Auburn University.
- June 17, 2019
- Check out books, blood pressure at this library
In addition to checking out books and summer programs, visitors can now stop by the Washington County Public Library for a free blood pressure check.
- June 14, 2019
- Giving to the Giving Garden
Behind the old jail and its rusted-out cells, new life sprouts every year in Elba. The community's Giving Garden is a plot of land where volunteers can help grow cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other produce that is then donated to the Elba Community Food Bank.
- By Jack West
- June 13, 2019
- Elba Rotary Club members network to learn, serve
Inside of the First Baptist Church in Elba, just around lunchtime on Tuesday, you can find the intersection of community service and community business. The members vary in age, background, profession, but they all make up the Rotary Club in Elba.
- By Whitt Watts