Civic Engagement Opportunities

For the Citizenship Edge, you will need 100 hours that may include a combination of service learning, community service, and civic engagement (a minimum of 10 hours must be civic engagement opportunities).  You will need to do three separate volunteer activities.  Civic engagement activities include:  attending political, governmental, ASNMU, non-profit, or board meetings including school board or PTO meetings; attending public hearings; or working on a political campaign or project.

Possible Citizenship Edge Hours - Civic Engagement

Elect Her, held on Saturday, March 14, from Noon -5:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Rooms, UC, is a one-day, 4.5-hour training about how to run for office. Everyone is welcome to participate. Participants practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers, and discuss research on women in government. Lunch will be provided. Students can sign up for the event via If you have any questions, please contact, or This event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), NMU's Gender Working Group, and Housing and Residence Life, and Women for Women.

NMU Opportunities:

  • ASNMU Meetings:  Monday's, 7:30 p.m., LRC 311
  • College Democrats Meetings*:  Thursday's, 7 p.m., LRC 311
  • College Republicans Meetings*: TBA
  • Marquette Ending Hunger:  First meeting is Sunday, January 25, at 7 p.m. in the Gant/Spalding Lobby.  From then on, they will meet every other week.  To find out more, check out their facebook page at "Marquette Ending Hunger," which is a great source for updates about meetings, volunteer opportunities, and events.  If you would like to be added to their mailing list, please send an e-mail to or
  • Social Justice Committee:  Thursday's, 7 p.m., WS 2506 - Their goal is to create awareness and action in the Northern community.  This year our theme is the criminal justice system.  We create educational events, promotions, and talks centered on how the criminal justice system interacts with issues of social justice.
    *Attend a meeting to find out about civic engagement opportunities.  The meeting itself will not count towards civic engagement.

City of Marquette Opportunities:

  • Marquette City Commission:  second and last Monday of each month, 7 p.m., Commission Chambers of City Hall (300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette)
  • Visit to see list of advisory boards, committees, and authorities, and find out their meeting times

Election Opportunities:

  • Marquette County Democratic Party, 1021 W. Washington St., 906-226-3366 - The Marquette County Democratic Party is seeking students to join a grassroots organization of interns and volunteers. Hours are entirely flexible and there is no minimum commitment per week required. We work every day from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., including weekends. Much of the work can be done on campus or in the area just around campus. Leadership opportunities are also available.  For more information, please contact Meredith Rahn-Oakes at 718-702-7120.
  • Marquette County Republican Party, 1200 Wright St. (corner of Lincoln and Wright Street). Contact Curtis Salamino at 517-574-2611 for opportunities.

Community Opportunities:

  • Marquette Area Public Schools:  Monday's:  February 9 and 23; March 9 and 23; April 27; May 18; and June 8 and 22; at 5:30 p.m. in the Marquette Senior High School Library
  • Room at the Inn:  second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., Diocese of Marquette/Catholic Charities of the U.P. (347 Rock St., Marquette)

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