LSC-Kingwood Center for Civic Engagement
Encouraging students, faculty, and staff to become active citizens involved in their communities by providing opportunities and resources to engage in empowering community activities.
The Center for Civic Engagement encourages students, faculty, and staff to become active citizens involved in their communities by providing opportunities and resources to engage in service oriented community activities.
- Participation - We will identify and create opportunities for individuals, groups and organizations to become actively involved in a project or program of activity.
- Advocacy - We will empower others to act to protect an asset of interest to their community.
- Social Justice - We will work to ensure the fair distribution of advantages, assets, and benefits among all members of a society.
- Sustainability - We will promote social and environmental practices that protect and enhance the human and natural resources needed by future generations to enjoy a quality of life equal to or greater than our own.
- Dr. Jay Theis, Professor, Government, and Public Achievement Coordinator
- Dr. Brian Shmaefsky, Professor, Biology, and Service Learning Program Coordinator
- Dr. David Putz, Professor, Government, and Honor Student Organization Advisor
- Kathy Adkins, Director of Admissions
- Crystal Weber, Professor, Chemistry and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor
- John Turner, Manager, Student Life, and Student Government Association Advisor
For additional information, email CCE@LoneStar.edu
Dr. John Theis
Assistant to the Director
Each year LSC-Kingwood students may choose to do internships in the offices of local elected officials such as the Office of the Mayor, State Representative, County Commissioner, or U.S. Representative. These experiences provide excellent opportunities for developing job skills and connections.
Participation in National Conferences
Each year students engaged in civic work participate in the American Democracy Project/Democracy Commitment annual meeting. The students talk about their experiences as Public Achievement coaches. The conference is a great opportunity to learn exciting new tools to expand engagement activities on campus, develop connections to other students across the country, and build partnerships in doing Democracy’s work.
"Where everyman is...participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year but every day . . . he will let the heart be torn out of his body sooner than his power be wrested from him by a Caesar or a Bonapart."
~ Thomas Jefferson