Living Democracy accepting applications for summer 2023

Published: September 15, 2022

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Living Democracy is a living-learning opportunity to engage with a small Alabama community. Students will spend 10 weeks of the summer living and working in one of four towns: Collinsville, Elba, Chatom or Camden. Living in the community allows students to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and develop lasting relationships with those who call these towns home.

Students will develop new skills, assist partners with local projects and help strengthen the communities in which they live. Participating students will receive $3,000 and are required to take a one-hour course in Spring 2023. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as an application is received.

The final deadline for applications is Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. If interested, please contact Dr. Mark Wilson at or Brittany Branyon at Please complete the application at this link.

This program is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for Arts and Humanities and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. Living Democracy students serve as Jean O’Connor Snyder Interns with the Mathews Center.