Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Miami, get involved!

Former governor and senator Bob Graham will be at Books and Books tonight promoting his book, America: the Owner's Manual, Graham's guide to civic engagement. Such guidance is greatly needed here in South Florida: The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area ranks 50th out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States in civic participation, according to the 2009 Florida Civic Health Index released by the Florida Joint Center and National Conference on Citizenship (read more). The study took into consideration indicators such as voter turnout, volunteerism and the number of participants in public meetings.

HSC has its own guide to getting involved: sign up for our programs, like the Parent Leadership Training Institute, the Neighborhood Leadership Program or Advocacy Corps Training.

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