Gateway Institute offers civic education programs that are dedicated to promoting a responsible citizen committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy. Gateway Institute believes that civic and community leadership engagement in urban and rural areas is effectively cultivated through Voter Education.
Voter Education involves providing information on who is eligible to vote; where and how to register; how electors can check the voter lists to ensure they have been duly included; what type of elections are being held; where, when and how to vote; who the candidates are; and how to file complaints; and the basic civil rights and responsibilities of every eligible citizen.
Civic Engagement. Participants include sixteen (16) years old and up as well as Immigrant and low-income families. Demographic Area: Local districts
Goal: local communities become a responsible citizen that committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy.
Objectives: (a) Civic awareness and public problem solving, (b) Have knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make difference in civic life of our communities, (c) An increased understanding of the institutions of constitutional democracy, (d) The willingness to use democratic procedures for making decisions and managing conflict, (e) Learn promoting quality of life in a community through political and non-political means, (f) Learn organized community service that addresses local needs.
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