Civic Engagement is more than the sum of its parts. Just as a community is more than a simple sum of its citizens,
civic engagement works at the intersection of passion, interest, and talent. UMKC's Civic Engagement Program is located at the UMKC
Institute for Human Development which has a focus on developing partnerships for effective social change.
The Civic Engagement Program began in 2012 with a three-part strategy. 1) Develop community leadership programs;
2) support student civic engagement;
and 3) conduct focused research and community outreach.