This article concerning civic engagement was highly informative.  Civic engagement translates to working within the community to promote a better area to live.  In this article I found it captivating to know that over the past fifty years there has been an apparent decline in the amount of participation community members have.  I agree with this article in regards to the importance of staying involved in the community.  I know that most of us in this class are also taking Academic Writing in Community, and most of us plan on participating in the Onondaga Schools youth program and plan on doing this for the duration of the semester.  I think this is a great way to stay actively involved, and truly express our civic engagement.  This along with other service learning opportunities are very beneficial to our education, because not only are we helping out the community we are learning and seeing different perspectives of those who we may positively effect.

-Brittany Ballard