The Civic Action Network is a collaborative coalition of student organizations committed to exchanging ideas, engaging in deliberative dialogue, and creating programming in the area of civic engagement. Started in 2019, this coalition aims to expand the culture of civic engagement on campus by bringing together likeminded leaders through civic action. The coalition invites you to connect through programs and stay informed about civic engagement activities through the Civic Action Newsletter (registration below), the Service Site, and by contacting us directly.
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American Justice Corps is a student-led organization that focuses on mentorship, and has been developed for the purpose of minimizing the recidivism rate, or the rate of re-suspension, within Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). Additionally, we are working to help students break from the cycle of suspension to reduce the likelihood that they will become part of the School-To-Prison Pipeline.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society. Here at NC State, we pair our students with someone in the community with a disability for the academic year. We also host really fun social events for our buddy pairs!
The NCSU Chapter of Circle K International will be the prominent, inclusive, and
impactful student-led organization helping to improve the quality of life for the people of the Triangle Area with a focus on children and NCSU students through service, leadership, and fellowship.
Feed the Pack is NC State’s student run on campus food pantry. As NC State’s food pantry, Feed the Pack is an organization dedicated to addressing the issue of food insecurity and supporting the Wolfpack community through our mission of meeting the food needs of our NC State community with dignity and respect. Located in the Quad Commons, Feed the Pack serves students, faculty, and staff of NC State year-round. Feed the Pack relies on volunteers to operate the pantry and assist with events. Feed the Pack also offers the chance to get involved by hosting food drives and partnering with organizations and programs on and off campus. Please visit our website to learn more about how you can help us in the fight against food insecurity.
Gamma Beta Phi is a national honor and service society. The three major objectives of Gamma Beta Phi are to recognize and encourage excellence in education; to promote the development of leadership ability and character in its members; to foster, disseminate, and improve education through appropriate service projects.
Improve The Dream is a youth-led organization that supports, empowers, and advocates for young immigrants, who have grown up in the United States as child dependents of visa holders, through engagement, education, resources, and research. Since 2017, we have been raising awareness for the over 200,000 Documented Dreamers who face aging out of the immigration system. We are advocating for change that permanently ends “aging-out” and provides a path to citizenship for every child who grows up in the United States, regardless of status.
Through free, one-on-one music lessons, Musical Empowerment at NC State (ME at NC State), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and registered NC State student organization, nurtures meaningful relationships between NC State student mentors and under-served Raleigh schoolchildren based on a shared love of music and learning. The program aims to build a foundation of confidence, creativity, and self-discipline to create successful individuals. Keeping this purpose in mind, Musical Empowerment at NC State: Nurtures creativity, discipline, and confidence in both children and NC State students, giving all individuals the tools they need to excel in their future endeavors; Inspires children from the community to learn how to play an instrument and to develop a love and passion for music; Demonstrates the value and reward of hard work to both the child and the NC State student through lessons and performance opportunities; Catalyzes compassionate mentoring partnerships between collegiates and youth in the community; Invigorates music education in areas underfunded or lacking in music programs by harnessing National and University resources.
How to Join the Civic Action Network
Before joining the Civic Action Network, we invite you to watch this short video explaining the benefits and requirements of membership.
Afterward, we ask that you please complete this Registration Form. Once you complete the form, you will receive an invitation from our office to join CAN.
If you have any questions, you can contact our team via email by clicking here. Thank you for your interest in the Civic Action Network!