Since 2004, the MJC Civic Engagement Project has been a joint venture between the Yosemite Community College District, Associated Students of MJC (ASMJC) and the League of Women Voters of Modesto. The initiative is designed to bring together faculty, staff, students, and members of the community to develop a series of opportunities to educate and empower members of the Modesto Junior College and greater Modesto area community.
As part of the district's Educational Excellence Initiative, the Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will endeavor to promote responsible social stewardship as a primary value in higher education.
The project presently has three areas of interest:
- Film & Lecture
- Project Green
- Voter Education
Constitution Day Celebration and Information:
Modesto Junior College celebrates with a free, public Constitution Day event on campus to emphasize the importance of the U.S. Constitution, and in order to comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to acknowledge Constitution Day each year. The event is usually held in the evening and features a presentation by a speaker. Students and staff have access to U.S. Constitution Day educational resources online from Civics Renewal Network which contains free Constitution Day materials. Another website containing resources for civics education is available at www.annenbergclassroom.org.