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American Democracy Project at CSUSM

The goal of ADP at CSUSM is to increase opportunities for CSUSM students to practice good civic leadership and encourage spaces to openly dialogue about the health of our American democracy.

What makes a healthy democracy?

ADP at CSUSM achieves this goal through programs like the Speaking of Democracy Series, a series of conversations on the health of our U.S. democracy facilitated by faculty.

In Fall 2017, ADP partnered with ASI and the League of Women Voters for National Voter Registration Day on September 26 to register students to vote and encourage voter engagement. ADP also sponsored a panel of journalists in conversation on the health of our democracy in an event called Freedom and the Press.

ADP at CSUSM also collaborates with other CSUSM departments for the annual César Chávez Day of Service. This year, CSUSM is invited to volunteer alongside the North County San Diego NAACP and MiraCosta College at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

Upcoming Events:

Join us in service to community! Martin Luther King Day of Service. January 13, 2018 - 8:00AM to 12:30pm. MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. "Make it a day on, not a day off!"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

To commemorate the civil rights legend, this day of service to community is a partnership with the North County San Diego NAACP, MiraCosta College, and CSUSM.

MLK Day of Service will take place Saturday, January 13, and all members of the CSUSM community are welcome to attend.

To attend, complete both steps:




8:00AM Check-in, breakfast, and group photo at MiraCosta
8:30AM Depart to Service Sites
9:00AM Service projects at Sites
12:30PM Volunteers are free to depart from Service Sites

Details & Reminders

Park in Lot 3C, meet in Quad Area. Projects include both outdoor and indoor service projects, arts, and working with kids and adults. Please wear close-toed shoes and proper attire for outdoor activities.

Individuals with disabilities who would like to attend this event, please contact regarding any special accommodation needs at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Save the Date: Cesar Chavez Day of Service 2018, 8:00am-2:30pm

Save the Date: César Chávez Day of Service March 30, 2018

Voter Engagement Resources

National Network

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a national multi-campus initiative focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. The goal of ADP nationwide is to produce graduates who are committed to being knowledgeable, involved citizens in their communities. 

      American Democracy Project at CSUSM

Contact Us

Craven 6106
M - F 8am - 5pm

Campus Coordinator for ADP at CSUSM: Dr. Kimber Quinney

Civic Learning Coordinator: Catalina Langen

ADP at CSUSM is a part of the Civic Learning Initiative in the Division of Community Engagement.