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The Spring 2014 Democracy Coach Team in the 2013-2014 Legend yearbook. See any familiar faces? #tbt #throwbackthursday #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #gcatpace #civicengagement #actioncivics #bethechange

The Spring 2014 Democracy Coach Team in the 2013-2014 Legend yearbook. See any familiar faces? #tbt #throwbackthursday #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #gcatpace #civicengagement #actioncivics #bethechange

1 week ago
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officialpaceuniversity:

To change everything, we need everyone. On September 21, the largest climate march in history will come to NYC and the Pace Academy and CCAR invite you to join them.

officialpaceuniversity:

To change everything, we need everyone. On September 21, the largest climate march in history will come to NYC and the Pace Academy and CCAR invite you to join them.

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Cite Arrow via officialpaceuniversity
2 weeks ago
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FINAL CALL FOR DEMOCRACY COACH APPLICATIONS: To answer Advisor Dan’s question, applications are due TODAY at 11:59pm! If you’re in doubt and have questions, comment below, tweet us, or send an email to pace@generationcitizen.org. This is your chance to get involved with political advocacy in NYC, as well to guide high school students into becoming serious worldchangers. (In the past, some have made or passed local legislation with their focus issue projects.) Besides gaining 20 hours of teaching experience and cultivating professional skills, you #LeadChange. For all you know, you could be that one person who makes a profound impact on a classroom. #bethechange #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #volunteering #servicelearning #civicengagement #actioncivics  (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

FINAL CALL FOR DEMOCRACY COACH APPLICATIONS: To answer Advisor Dan’s question, applications are due TODAY at 11:59pm! If you’re in doubt and have questions, comment below, tweet us, or send an email to pace@generationcitizen.org. This is your chance to get involved with political advocacy in NYC, as well to guide high school students into becoming serious worldchangers. (In the past, some have made or passed local legislation with their focus issue projects.) Besides gaining 20 hours of teaching experience and cultivating professional skills, you #LeadChange. For all you know, you could be that one person who makes a profound impact on a classroom. #bethechange #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #volunteering #servicelearning #civicengagement #actioncivics (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

2 weeks ago
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Application filling out requires a lot of thinking, so make sure to properly nourish your body! The GC Executive Board is on a temporary break today to eat and go over next week’s action plan. We’re excited to meet our Democracy Coach applicants and interview them next week - cheers to #leadingchange! 

NOTE: We are still accepting Democracy Coach applications till THIS SUNDAY (9/14) at 11:59pm. Do not hesitate to send questions/concerns to pace@generationcitizen.org #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #potbelly #tunasandwich #lunch #instafood  (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

Application filling out requires a lot of thinking, so make sure to properly nourish your body! The GC Executive Board is on a temporary break today to eat and go over next week’s action plan. We’re excited to meet our Democracy Coach applicants and interview them next week - cheers to #leadingchange!

NOTE: We are still accepting Democracy Coach applications till THIS SUNDAY (9/14) at 11:59pm. Do not hesitate to send questions/concerns to pace@generationcitizen.org #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #potbelly #tunasandwich #lunch #instafood (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to #PaceUniversity’s Club Fair today! We enjoyed meeting all of you and your enthusiasm was contagious. While we ran out of @agbuloskitchen chocolate cookies, we are still accepting Democracy Coach applications till THIS SUNDAY (9/14) BEFORE 11:59pm. Applications can be accessed online at the link above. Huge shout-out to @irfan.ayisha for dropping by and helping us manage the table! #paceu #pacebound 

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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to #PaceUniversity’s Club Fair today! We enjoyed meeting all of you and your enthusiasm was contagious. While we ran out of @agbuloskitchen chocolate cookies, we are still accepting Democracy Coach applications till THIS SUNDAY (9/14) BEFORE 11:59pm. Applications can be accessed online at the link above. Huge shout-out to @irfan.ayisha for dropping by and helping us manage the table! #paceu #pacebound

Repost from @generationcitizen. (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

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President Alvi/Chapter Executive Director talking about GC at #paceuniversity with a smile. Students who apply to be a Democracy Coach today get a free homemade cookie from @agbuloskitchen! #paceu #pacebound #servicelearning #volunteering #cookies #freefood  (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

President Alvi/Chapter Executive Director talking about GC at #paceuniversity with a smile. Students who apply to be a Democracy Coach today get a free homemade cookie from @agbuloskitchen! #paceu #pacebound #servicelearning #volunteering #cookies #freefood (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

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COME OVER TO OUR TABLE, WE HAVE HOMEMADE COOKIES FROM @agbuloskitchen! They’re chocolate nut-free cookies made with love. Students who fill out Democracy Coach applications today get cookies (until they run out). #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #cookies #dessert #snacks #instafood  (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

COME OVER TO OUR TABLE, WE HAVE HOMEMADE COOKIES FROM @agbuloskitchen! They’re chocolate nut-free cookies made with love. Students who fill out Democracy Coach applications today get cookies (until they run out). #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #cookies #dessert #snacks #instafood (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

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Random fact: We’ve approximately used 80 pieces of tape so far for for display board at today’s club fair. We can’t wait to meet everyone soon! #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #civicengagement #servicelearning  (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

Random fact: We’ve approximately used 80 pieces of tape so far for for display board at today’s club fair. We can’t wait to meet everyone soon! #paceuniversity #paceu #pacebound #civicengagement #servicelearning (at www.gcatpace.jimdo.com/apply)

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Inside the Classroom with Alisha Thompson

By Rebecca Xie, Civic Ally 

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On April 9 2014, I sat down with Democracy Coach Alisha Thompson to discuss her experience with Generation Citizen. 

Rebecca: How do you feel being a teacher? Are there any differences from being a student?

Alisha: I think being a teacher means a lot more responsibilities. I have to put a lot of effort into being a good mentor. Now I can see how much it takes to become a teacher and how challenging it is.

Rebecca: How do you prepare for your class?

Alisha: First, I would do some research regarding the focus of the class. Then, I want to know what’s going on in the community. Last but not least, I always look for effective ways to teach because I want my teaching to be efficient and substantial enough for the students.

Rebecca: How long have you been teaching?

Alisha: I became a Democracy Coach in fall 2013. This is my second semester, and I feel more confident of myself now.

Rebecca: Are there any difficulties being a coach?

Alisha: Yes. I had an early class to teach last semester. I was 50 minutes late once, and I felt really bad, so this semester I decided to teach in the afternoon. I still think I could be better at teaching. I have a lot of things that I need to work on. For example, I feel like I am self-spoken sometimes, and I want to improve my teaching skills to keep my students motivated.

Rebecca: Are there any moments that your students surprised you with questions or opinions during class?

Alisha: I was surprised at their enthusiasm and insight, and I was surprised at how much they know at their age. When we talked about homelessness in New York City, they showed a lot of passion because they know people who are in fact homeless themselves, and I am very happy to see how thoughtful they were during our discussion.

Rebecca: What was the most touching moment?

Alisha: Civics Day. When I saw their presentation, I saw how much they learned and how much they have done. It’s touching and amazing all at the same time.

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