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

You are invited to a rare opportunity to hear from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein at a joint campus presentation on Tuesday, March 31, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Mead Auditorium. They will be in Marquette as co-leaders of the Michigan Hidden Talent Tour, which promotes opportunities for workforce inclusion for people with disabilities. Lt. Gov. Calley and Justice Bernstein have set aside time during their visit to meet with NMU students, faculty and staff to discuss the tour and other topics.  For more information, contact Tom Baldini in the Political Science Department at 227-1825.

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:  March 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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