Civic Boot Camp Is a Unique Full-Day Experience
Participants connect with local leaders, network across sectors and gain a deep understanding of the rich history, economic opportunities, community partnerships and policy decisions shaping communities in the Puget Sound region.
Civic Boot Camp Curriculum:
What Did Past Participants Have to Say About Civic Boot Camp?
When I registered for Civic Boot Camp, I expected to learn more about the city.What I didn’t expect was to explore my feelings about the 'American dream.' Is it alive? Who is an American? As my fellow boot campers and I discovered and talked about throughout the day, the only way various communities can achieve their American dreams is through civic power. -Imana
Civic Boot Camp reiterated the importance of partnership and collaboration.The involvement of the Olympic Sculpture Park staff, History Link, the Duwamish River Clean Up Coalition, the City of Seattle, the Port of Seattle, the Social Justice Fund and Pike Place Market representatives throughout the day was truly remarkable. While the representatives did not agree about everything, they both modeled and engaged in truly civil discourse. -Rachel
Blossom where you're planted.The Civic Boot Camp program has been one of my highlights in my time as a young adult." -Leanne Do
Thank you for the experience.Civic Boot Camp opened up my eyes to the disparities in our community and how people are resilient." -2014 Civic Boot Camper
How Will You Benefit from Civic Boot Camp?
- A deeper understanding of your community’s history and future.
- Improved tools for leading action on behalf of the community.
- Lasting connections with group members and community leaders.
How Will Your Organization Benefit From Civic Boot Camp?
- Shared knowledge about growth opportunities and challenges in the community.
- Partnership connections with local leaders and businesses.
- An engaged and more productive employee.
Civic Boot Camp Works
Survey results of participants one year after attending showed that: