In recent years, national tragedies—both man-made and natural—have forced Americans to see how much we rely on strong neighborhoods, communities, and democratic institutions. We’ve seen how lack of attention to their well being affects us all. These events lay bare the moral imperative that underlies the mission of public education—to develop active, engaged citizens who are able to participate in and contribute fully to a democratic society.
Melaville, Atelia; Berg, Amy C.; and Blank, Martin J., "Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship" (2006). Partnerships/Community. 40.