The Maxfield students are using Public Achievement to work on issues such as bullying, gun violence and racism and shared their work with the Gopher student-athletes. Throughout the year Donovan's class has been involved in working with people within community settings to learn from and contribute to creating stronger communities. This meeting was a powerful experience for both the Maxfield students and the Gopher student-athletes as they shared their own stories, citizen work and dreams.
Most of the athletes are currently or were in Donovan's U of M Community Organizing for the Common Good course. Attending the event were Gopher football student-athletes Moses Alipate , Michael Carter , Mike Henry , DeLeon Eskridge , Eric Jacques , Victor Keise , Brandon Kirksey , Donnell Kirkwood , Ed Olson , J.D. Pride , Shady Salamon and Devon Wright and rowing’s Erika Berg and Debbie Brzozowski .
Public Achievement was created in 1990 by the Center for Democracy and Citizenship, which is part of Augsburg College in Minneapolis. The center offers customized training designed to bring democratic purpose into workplaces, classrooms, and communities. There are active Public Achievement groups in the United States (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota and Missouri), Northern Ireland, North Africa (Morocco), Middle East (Gaza and the West Bank), Eurasia (Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine) and Balkans (Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia).
For more information on Public Achievement or the Center for Democracy and Citizenship’s training programs and training staff, visit www.augsburg.edu/democracy.
Watch the Official 2017-18 Intro Video
10/19/2017 - M. Ice Hockey
Here's your chance to watch the official 2017-18 Golden Gopher men's hockey intro video.
Gophers Sweep Buckeyes
10/18/2017 - W. Volleyball
The No. 5 University of Minnesota volleyball program earned a 3-0 win (25-15, 25-20, 25-18) over Ohio State, tonight in Columbus, Ohio.
ITA Central Regional Descends on Baseline
10/18/2017 - M. Tennis
Gopher Men's Tennis will host the ITA Central Region Championships at Baseline Tennis Center this weekend in Minneapolis.