Living Democracy

About

Now in its seventh year, Living Democracy pairs students and citizens in Alabama communities for a living-learning experience in community and civic engagement. The backgrounds, interests, majors and skills of the students are as diverse as the communities where they will reside. The upcoming journey will be an adventure in developing relationships, building on what had grown, understanding a community's hopes and dreams, and discovering what makes democracy work as it should.

Living Democracy is a collaboration with communities and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. Living Democracy students serve as Jean O'Connor Snyder Interns with the Mathews Center, a program jointly administered by the University of Alabama's New College. Learn about Living Democracy on this site, and contact Dr. Mark Wilson, Director of Civic Learning Initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts (mwilson@auburn.edu) or Nan Fairley, Associate Professor of Journalism (fairlln@auburn.edu). Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @AuburnLD2018. 

Students interested in becoming 2019 Living Democracy fellows should contact Rachel Naftel at rln0001@auburn.edu. Please submit an application to be considered. Applications are due  by 5pm on Wednesday, October 3. 

Last Updated: August 30, 2018