CCE in the News: Civic Hacking and Mountaintop

This summer, the Center for Community Engagement partnered with the Mountaintop Initiative to host a series of projects under the umbrella of CivLab.  CivLab was a set of student-led, inquiry-based projects with the thread of community and civic engagement running through each.  This article in the College of Education’s magazine Theory to Practice highlighted the civic hacking and social change project.  Five undergraduates and one graduate student explored the issues of food access and security in the neighborhood around the university as part of Lehigh’s Mountaintop initiative, which allows students to independently explore open-ended questions and try to implement sustainable change.

Read more about the initiative here.