Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2018

October 18, 2018
From Georgia to Peru: Taryn Wilson
From Georgia to Peru: Taryn Wilson

Remembering her favorite experience from the summer of 2013 when she lived in Selma as a Living Democracy student, Taryn Wilson recounted going to a home with great significance to the civil rights movement. Wilson and another Living Democracy student visited Richie Jean Jackson’s home to purchase one of her books and have it signed, also convincing her to give them a tour of her home, a historic meeting place for influential leaders of the movement.

By April Garrett
October 9, 2018
From Alabama to Ireland: Lowery McNeal
From Alabama to Ireland: Lowery McNeal

McNeal was a participant in Living Democracy a year before her graduation with a bachelor’s degree in history. Her summer in Selma was a perfect connection between her major and her minor, community and civic engagement. She was able to apply her knowledge and research ability to a community she was living in for ten weeks.

By April Garrett
August 30, 2018
Apply Now to Participate in 2019 Summer
Apply Now to Participate in 2019 Summer

Applications to participate in Living Democracy for the 2019 summer are now being accepted.  Auburn students will be paired with one of our Alabama communities for a ten-week experience in civic engagement and community development. Housing is provided and students will earn a stipend. Applications are due October 3. Apply online now!

August 6, 2018
Portis plans to carry Camp Hill lessons forward
Portis plans to carry Camp Hill lessons forward

When I first learned about the Living Democracy experience, I couldn’t think of a better way for me to spend the summer before I began graduate school this fall. Living Democracy put students in communities across Alabama to work with people and organizations. I am interested in pursuing a career that involves civic engagement and community development, and this was the perfect opportunity.

By Daphney Portis
August 6, 2018
Thanks for summer of learning in Elba
Thanks for summer of learning in Elba

It is hard to put into words what my time here in Elba this summer means to me. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and memories that will never be forgotten. I’m so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to call this city my home for the past ten weeks, and I will miss it dearly.

By Pearce Miller

Last Updated: July 24, 2018