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Living Democracy 2020

June 4, 2014
Collinsville Students Discuss Community's Future
Collinsville Students Discuss Community's Future

Two dozen students focused on the future of Collinsville at a forum led by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life on May 19 in teacher Donna Jones’ classroom at Collinsville High School. At the forum, hosted by the Collinsville Public Library, teens discussed ways to make a difference by investing in the community by creating opportunities for youth engagement.

By Shaye McCauley
June 2, 2014
Historic Collinsville Baptist Church
Historic Collinsville Baptist Church

My mom, a native of a small town in Long Island, always told my sisters and me that living in a small town was like having a large family—barbers told stories about your granddad, neighbors knew your birthday, and your third grade teacher had also taught your aunt and graduated with grandma. “Living in a large city can be lonely by comparison,” she’d sigh.

By Shaye McCauley
May 20, 2014
Auburn University Student Begins Living Democracy in Collinsville
Auburn University Student Begins Living Democracy in Collinsville

Auburn University Living Democracy Fellow Shaye McCauley began a ten-week living and learning experience in Collinsville, Ala., on Monday, May 19. The social work major, from Franklin, Tenn., will be working with Jennifer Wilkins, director of the Collinsville Public Library, as well as other community organizations.

By Shaye McCauley

Last Updated: June 23, 2020