The Lazord Civic Leadership Academy
The Lazord academy comes in alignment with John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement’s continuous effort to embed civic engagement into University life.
Lazord seeks to graduate a generation of civically responsible and skilled leaders that play an active and engaged role across all of society’s sectors.
Lazord empowers select AUC students and young civil-society leaders by offering them guided opportunities to expand their skills in ethical leadership, civic engagement and strategic philanthropy. The program facilitates student academic excellence and personal growth in a structured and dynamic environment that helps students build the bridge between theory and practice.
• Proactive citizenship
• Reciprocity of learning and service
• Respect for diversity and participatory practices
• Integrity in learning, research and civic engagement
• Critical reflection and ongoing self-development
• Innovation and creative problem solving
• Knowledge sharing and lifelong learning
• Integration of civic skills into all sectors of activity
In an effort to promote professional youth civic engagement in civil society and democratize leadership education, the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement additionally offers the curriculum specified below to young leaders in civil society. For more information, please follow this link
Gain exposure to the inner workings of civil society through extensive exposure, practical experience and mentorship;
Develop civic leadership skills;
Empower a community by acting as a catalyst for strategic philanthropy and capacity building;
Gain professional competencies through numerous opportunities at the professional and self-development levels;
Build a professional network and portfolio.