“Over the past year, I’ve been struck by the number of Philadelphians asking me how they can get more involved in our city,” Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney said recently. “I often say it’s not what I’m going to do, it’s what we’re going to do.”
Meeting the overwhelming demand for community education programming, this weekend the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (OCEVS — SERVE Philadelphia) will host Civic Engagement Academy 2.0 (CEA), an advanced training to help community members build their civic engagement and leadership skills.
“We have always made it our mission to be responsive to the needs of the people we serve, and now more than ever we are seeing an enormous desire to get involved,” said Jaclyn Boone of OCEVS.
“We launched our first “CEA In A Day” in March 2017, condensing eight department presentations into a single-day event. In August, we narrowed the City presentations down to a customized selection for a Mini CEA,” said Boone.
“Our first effort involved changing the format of the CEA to make it more accessible to new audiences.”
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