Center for Civic Engagement
Your donation will help us achieve our core mission of enhancing civic engagement at AUCA and beyond. Donations will be used to help fund 1- to 2- day experiential and community-based activities to be integrated into faculty leaders’ coursework, to fund our campus-wide day of engagement (ashar) in the 2019 fall, and to support student initiatives that are a part of SIDP. You can also see our “Needs” list to select targeted donations (below).
Your contribution will pay for an entire day of science learning in 1 public school in the Bishkek area. With your donation, we will buy the supplies, train AUCA student volunteer-mentors, coordinate with a public school, and transport AUCA students to lead the day-long science workshop. Our program introduces fun, interactive activities to teach basic science principles and introduce students to the scientific method.
Help us extend the reach and impact of AUCA’s core civic engagement initiative, the Student Initiative Development Program (SIDP). SIDP capacitates AUCA student leaders to envision and implement their own civic engagement projects by providing trainings, one-on-one facilitation, and mini grants. Smaller donations will help us increase the number of student projects we can fund, plus scale up already successful projects for sustainable impact. Larger donations will fund not only additional student work but also help us enhance our training programs and hold annual conferences for students to learn, share, and reflect on their civic engagement experiences along with faculty members and national civic engagement experts.
Help us professionally design our logo and a full package of communications materials - including templates for brochures, business cards, the CCE website, social media postings, t-shirts, and phone accessories. Your support will help us spread the AUCA CCE brand and build a movement around the work of our students, faculty, and staff.
We are constantly striving to improve our programming, particularly by being more responsive to the communities we work with. Your donation would enable CCE staff to conduct listening and reflection tours to the more remote communities where our students and faculty work, helping us build closer connections with local government representatives and hear firsthand from project beneficiaries. If you support this need, please also consider contributing to the CCE Events Van (below), which could be used for staff transport and additional programming offerings during these listening tours.
Help the CCE and its CSO partners improve the built environment for residents of Chui Oblast. Your donation will finance a semester-long program of consultations (facilitated by CCE staff) among AUCA students, local community leaders, and local residents to identify top community infrastructure needs: from putting in place a children’s playground to developing a park walkway to composting bins and beyond. Once a joint vision is developed with local leaders and residents, AUCA students will work shoulder-to-shoulder with community residents to improve our target communities. As a donor to this initiative, you will receive updates throughout the project cycle on the communities identified, the results of joint consultations, and the progress of the community build.
Your donation to the CCE Events Van fund will help us extend our reach into particularly disadvantaged communities, such as Bishkek’s informal settlements. The van will be renovated such that small gatherings and training sessions can be held inside of it, allowing the CCE to operate in communities where no public spaces exist (e.g. informal settlements of Bishkek and some rural communities). Simple cooking ware and tea-house facilities will be included to make the van a civic space in and of itself.