Apply to be a 2018 NextGen Citizenship Fellow!

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

NextGen Citizenship Series

Are you interested in exploring issues surrounding voter engagement and the importance of civil discourse as a core tenet of democracy, regardless of party affiliation? Are you interested in exploring how our ideas of citizenship can evolve to be more inclusive and impactful in a time when our society is deeply divided? Do you want to think critically about what it means to be an engaged citizen and ethical leader in today’s society?

Join the NextGen Citizenship cohort for a series of conversations with your peers to unpack individual political convictions through active listening and self-reflection and to understand the impact that voter engagement has on our society while building perspective on today’s most pressing concerns.

What is it?

The NextGen Citizenship Series is sponsored by Whig-Clio and ODUS and led by Elizabeth Garlow. Elizabeth an impact investment officer at Lumina Foundation and former community solutions fellow and domestic policy advisor at The White House. She received her masters in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School in 2018.

What can you expect?

You can expect to take part in three 2-hour on-campus workshops (one in October, one in November, and one in December), and participate in a Fall Break trip to Washington, D.C. where you’ll interact with influencers, policymakers, and think-tank leaders who are exploring the future of democratic citizenship and the implications of voter engagement. You will intentionally meet with people who represent a variety of convictions and efforts focused on the future of politics and citizen engagement in the US.

How Do I Apply?

Please fill out this google form by October 15. If you have any questions, please contact Claire Pinciaro, Leadership Program Coordinator, at

Terri Sewell and 2017 NextGen Cohort

2017 NextGen Citizenship Fellows with Congresswoman Terri Sewell ’86 during the Fall Break Trip to Washington, DC. Click here to read the University homepage article about the program.