Preparing Citizens to Lead

Civic Seminary

The Citizen University Civic Seminary prepares everyday citizens to lead their communities toward a renewed sense of shared civic power and moral purpose. Seminarians explore the ethical foundations of their beliefs (and those of others), learn to craft and deliver catalytic sermons that draw on both the current day and the civic traditions of our society, and ultimately create a Civic Saturday Program where they live and work.

We have filled the first three cohorts of 2019 and look forward to welcoming more folks for the fourth cohort and beyond.

Sign up on our interest form to be notified when the next application cycle opens.

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Past Participants

We launched the Civic Seminary to meet the rising demand for Civic Saturday gatherings in other places, and to allow citizen leaders to shape a Civic Saturday practice in their own communities. Since completing the program, our inaugural class of Civic Seminarians have held Civic Saturdays in cities across the country, from St. Petersburg, FL to Georgetown, TX to the south side of Chicago and everywhere in between.

The 2019 class of Civic Seminary Fellows will be selected in November 2018 for one of our four cohorts. Fellows will attend one Seminary Training in Seattle, WA before leading Civic Saturdays in their own communities.

2019 Applications are closed.
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“I came away feeling like I have a real strategy in my pocket to ignite the civic spirit of my hometown.”

“Stay faithful, be inspired, and know that change agents have support. This opportunity is invaluable for the work ahead.”

 

Cohort 1 • January 2018 Cohort 2 • July 2018
Molly Cohen • Providence, RI Felix Endara • New York, NY
Diego Duran-Medina • St. Petersburg, FL Emily Jacobs • Ellensburg, WA
Joanna Grace Farmer • Kansas City, MO Kofi Kenyatta • Detroit, MI
Wayde Grinstead • Chicago, IL Whitney Kimball Coe • Knoxville, TN
Erin Kelley • Indianapolis, IN Kristin Leong • Seattle, WA
Katherine Kerr Kubatzky • Georgetown, TX Tamara Power-Drutis • Seattle, WA
Alberto Reyes-Olivas • Phoenix, AZ Benjamin Rexroad • Akron, OH
Andrew Slack • Washington, DC Joel Snyder • Los Angeles, CA
Susan Southard • Southern Pines, NC Kate Tucker • Nashville, TN
Wendy Willis • Portland, OR Ryan Werenka • Detroit, MI

To learn more about upcoming events from these Civic Seminarians and Citizen University, click the “Attend a Civic Saturday” tab here.