Abstract Title

Civic Engagement for Non-Profit Organizations

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Authors' Class Standing

Marlena Janes - Junior Enes Malik Akdemir -Junior Yixuan Cheng - Senior Kevin Fernando - Junior Sulaiman Faisal Almarzooqi - Junior Daniel Newell - Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Marlena Janes

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Tamilla Curtis

Abstract

Civic Engagement is defined as an active involvement of individuals and business organizations in changing and improving communities (Lawrence and Weber, 2014). Why should individuals and organizations have to be involved in global citizenship? What is the purpose for the existence of non-government organizations?

This project explores how non-profit organizations in Volusia County enhance the local population by contributing to the overall welfare of the affected people, the community, and the surrounding environment. The project was assigned in BA325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management class for Spring 2015. The three non-profit organizations selected are: Junior Achievement of Central Florida, the Salvation Army, and the Marine Science Center.

Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success and leads the youth to a bright future. The Salvation Army is an international movement to help all humanity needs without discrimination. The Marine Science Center of Ponce Inlet is set in place to conserve the natural wildlife local to the area and educate citizens on the importance of preservation.

We are working in three groups of two students each. Upon conducting research and volunteering 10 hours each, we will provide analyses to include why these service-learning projects are important in business education, the training of future business leaders, and

the impact on lives of society’s citizens.

The project results will be communicated to the instructor Dr. Tamilla Curtis in an oral presentation at the end of the Spring semester.

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Civic Engagement for Non-Profit Organizations

Civic Engagement is defined as an active involvement of individuals and business organizations in changing and improving communities (Lawrence and Weber, 2014). Why should individuals and organizations have to be involved in global citizenship? What is the purpose for the existence of non-government organizations?

This project explores how non-profit organizations in Volusia County enhance the local population by contributing to the overall welfare of the affected people, the community, and the surrounding environment. The project was assigned in BA325 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management class for Spring 2015. The three non-profit organizations selected are: Junior Achievement of Central Florida, the Salvation Army, and the Marine Science Center.

Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success and leads the youth to a bright future. The Salvation Army is an international movement to help all humanity needs without discrimination. The Marine Science Center of Ponce Inlet is set in place to conserve the natural wildlife local to the area and educate citizens on the importance of preservation.

We are working in three groups of two students each. Upon conducting research and volunteering 10 hours each, we will provide analyses to include why these service-learning projects are important in business education, the training of future business leaders, and

the impact on lives of society’s citizens.

The project results will be communicated to the instructor Dr. Tamilla Curtis in an oral presentation at the end of the Spring semester.