In a two-part series for the National Organization for Human Services Roundtable, Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education Professor in the Master of Arts in Community Health Education program, Michelle Curry breaks down the essential needs for the empowerment of communities and individual civic engagement. The discussion centers around the process of civic engagement and outreach to young people through Civic Trust across the country.

About Michelle Curry
Michelle Curry is the lead manager and developer of our Civic Trusts.  She has extensive experience in our programs having been a longtime volunteer member of The Citizens Campaign community serving as a Newark Civic Trustee.  She has a wealth of experience working with economically disadvantaged and minority populations, strongly advocating for their rights in the health and housing arenas.  Her fervent belief in the positive rewards of community service is also evidenced in her long-term volunteer service as Executive Director of the Althea Gibson Foundation/Community Tennis Association.  She has a B.A. from Rutgers University, a Master’s in Public Administration from Ashford University and is presently completing her PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership with a thesis on ‘Closing the Civic Engagement Gap. Professor Curry is happy to answer any questions you may have about the Citizens Campaign.