What is the Center For Civic Responsibility And Leadership?

Our Mission Statement

The Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership provides student-centered educational and developmental projects and activities. It is premised on the view that through civic education students will be awakened and equipped to become active leaders in civic affairs.

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The Civic and Community Leaders Professional Development Program affords students an opportunity to develop and master skills that are essential for being civically engaged and active in the communities where they live, work, and study. This program provides the potential opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. Students may engage in learning opportunities including career development and planning, leadership growth and development, community engagement, professional communication, and personal communication skills. The group will build an awareness of how public policy is shaped by national and global issues while working as both individuals and a team to further civic engagement.

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with individuals who shape the world we live in—lobbyists, members of think tanks, members of non-profit organizations, members of the media, as well as those who work in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government.

In addition to these potential trips, participants must be willing to make a yearlong commitment to the Fellowship and to Millersville's Civic and Community Engagement program. All participants will be expected to aid in the planning, advertising, and execution of a variety of Civic and Community events, including:

  • Congress to Campus 

  • Constitution Week

  • Voter Registration Drives

  • Policy Webinar & Current Issues

These events will offer students the opportunity to put the skills they learned into action in a variety of ways, and they will also be afforded the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as leaders throughout the year. Students will also get to create some sort of reflective piece on their experience with the Walker Center—a video, a podcast, a journal—and these pieces will be showcased and archived for future leaders.

Millersville Students and the Center For Civic Responsibility And Leadership

Millersville students have the opportunity to:

Looking for resources on voting as a student? Check out our page on Student Voting Resources.

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 Laura Brierton Granruth, MSW, PhD
Coordinator, Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership
Associate Professor - School of Social Work
MSW Program Director

Laura.Granruth@millersville.edu

Office: Stayer 311
Phone: 717-871-5956

 

 


Lourdes G. Montosa (She/Her/Hers)
Graduate Assistant, Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership

lgmontos@millersville.edu

Office: Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership, Huntingdon House, 2nd Fl. Office 202
Phone: 717-871-7627

 


Lori J. Leaman
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Lori.Leaman@millersville.edu

Phone: 717-871-7551

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  • Contact Info

    Location

    Huntingdon House
    8 South George St.
    Millersville, PA 17551-0302

    Contacts:

    Laura Brierton Granruth, MSW, PhD
    Coordinator, Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership
    Associate Professor - School of Social Work
    MSW Program Director

    Laura.Granruth@millersville.edu

    Office: Stayer 311
    Phone: 717-871-5956

    Lourdes G. Montosa
    Graduate Assistant for the Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership

    lgmontos@millersville.edu

    Office: Center for Civic Responsibility and Leadership, Huntingdon House, 2nd Fl. Office 202
    Phone: 717-871-7627

    Lori J. Leaman
    Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

    Lori.Leaman@millersville.edu

    Phone: 717-871-7551

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    This office is part of MU’s Student Success Network (SSN) whose affiliated offices champion achievement, foster opportunities for personal, professional, and academic growth, and promote work/life balance for sustained success as a life-long learner. The SSN provides services, resources, and experiences to support a student’s pathway to success.