Category: Civic Education

SPC Paints the Block with Habitat!

    With the help from SPC, Habitat for Humanity in Pinellas County painted over 17 homes in St. Petersburg this past Saturday. SPC’s Baseball Team came out in force showing the community that SPC’s athletes are leaders who strength of character goes beyond the field. Dr. Griffith ,Associate Provost of Downtown & Allstate Campuses, … Continue reading SPC Paints the Block with Habitat!

The League@SPC registers new voters for National Voter Registration Day!

SPC students partnered with the League of Women Voters to register new voters in honor of Voter Registration Day. SPC’s commitment to registering students and community members to vote has received national recognition from TurboVote, a voter education application. Boots on the ground efforts like today’s voter registration drive students to their basic citizenship responsibilities … Continue reading The League@SPC registers new voters for National Voter Registration Day!

A community conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Gambia C. Patricia Alsup

Be sure to join a community conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Gambia C. Patricia Alsup from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Aug. 29 at The Carter G. Woodson African-American History Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S., St. Petersburg. The conversation will serve as an introduction to our global society for today’s youth. This event is co-hosted by … Continue reading A community conversation with U.S. Ambassador to Gambia C. Patricia Alsup

Calling all Citizen Superheros!

Join the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, the Institute for Policy Solutions and the League of Women Voters for “Democracy 101”. This workshop will remind participants of the foundations of U.S. government and engage in thoughtful dialouge about contemporary political issues and become Citizen Superheros! Former Congressman David Jolly and Chairwoman & County … Continue reading Calling all Citizen Superheros!

Valentine’s Day: Sharing Our Hearts

Valentine's Day Sharing Our Hearts

This Valentine’s Day, St. Petersburg College wants to celebrate its commitment to caring for our community. As Tom Shadyac said, ” . . . True Success is Intrinsic. It’s Love. It’s Kindness. It’s Community.” SPC believes in nurturing the strengths of our students, faculty and partners. The Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement continues to reach into … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Sharing Our Hearts

Peacemaking on the Clearwater Campus!

David J. Smith a peacebuilding trainer and educational consultant, engaged the Clearwater campus community in exploring strategies for engagement at a time when differences characterize American society. He shared strategies with students, faculty and staff that can be used in engaging those who hold different political, social, and world views in order to reach commonality … Continue reading Peacemaking on the Clearwater Campus!

“Experience Learning” … Sounds catchy, Right?

“Experience Learning” … Sounds catchy, Right? Well… it caught on. At this point you might be wondering what experience learning is. Well it’s pretty straight forward as mentioned in the title. Any student participating gets the opportunity to do what is generally expected of all human beings; to learn from an experience. However, in this … Continue reading “Experience Learning” … Sounds catchy, Right?

Empty Bowls fills hearts for over 16 years….

Empty Bowls began in 1990 in Bloomfield Hills, MI by John Hartom, a high school teacher, his wife Lisa and his students as a way to support a local food drive. One year later Empty Bowls developed into a project to support food banks, soup kitchens and other organizations fighting hunger. John and Lisa formed … Continue reading Empty Bowls fills hearts for over 16 years….

SPC Welcomes 120 New U.S. Citizens

On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In recognition of this historic event SPC will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony on the Clearwater Campus at 10:00 am, Friday, September 16th in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Please join us in welcoming over 120 new … Continue reading SPC Welcomes 120 New U.S. Citizens