The Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Community Action Courses

In these times of complex national and international interactions, nothing is more important than learning how we can work together within our own communities and with the citizens of communities from other countries around the world. We need to join together to address enduring challenges of inequality, injustice, environmental degradation, and racial and ethnic conflict. In order to do so, we need to develop a complex understanding of the strengths and limitations of our democratic and economic institutions, as well as master skills of communication, conflict negotiation, and grant writing.

The Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy is a multidisciplinary, academic center that is dedicated to teaching, research, and community collaborations that foster active citizenship and community leadership in a multicultural democratic society. Guided by a faculty steering committee, the Center oversees three major areas: 1) the student certificate program in Community Action and Public Policy, 2) Community Service Learning Action Research and Course Development, and 3) Community Partnerships and Collaborations. With the Center's guidance, students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni work together in a spirit of reciprocal learning and community enhancement.