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

The Marquette Board of Light & Power will be holding an informational meeting about increasing their rates on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 3-6 p.m. at the Board of Light & Power, 2200 Wright Street.  For more information, call 906-228-0311.

Possible Citizenship - Civic Engagement or Diversity Edge Hours - Domestic

The Indigenous People's Resistance Day Event will have a special guest lecturer, Judge Ruth Hopkins, on Monday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in Jamrich 1322. The Honorable Judge Ruth Hopkins (Sisseton-Wahpeton and Mdewakanton Dakota, Hunkpapa Lakota) is also an author, blogger, biologist, activist, columnist for Indian Coutnry Today Media Network, and founding writer with She works at the Spirit Lake Tribe in Fort Totten, North Dakota. Judge Hopkins will be presenting to us via Skype. This event is free, open to the public, and is sponsored by the NMU Center for Native American Studies. It is also made possible with support from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the NMU College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, call 906-227-1397 or visit

NMU Opportunities:

  • ASNMU Meetings:  Wednesday's at 8 p.m. in Jamrich Hall, Room 3100
  • College Democrats Meetings*:  TBA
  • College Republicans Meetings*:  Wednesday's at 8 p.m. in LRC 235B
  • Marquette Ending Hunger:  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:  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:  Are held every other Monday (Sept. 28; Oct. 12 and 26; Nov. 9 and 23; and Dec. 21) 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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