11 episodes

The Civic Action Podcast is a grant-funded initiative of Virtutem Populo, Inc. Its goal is to provide youth with a variety of perspectives on community service and civic engagement. Virtutem Populo remains committed to its mission of promoting civic engagement and community involvement through programming, advocacy, and education.

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The Civic Action Podcast is a grant-funded initiative of Virtutem Populo, Inc. Its goal is to provide youth with a variety of perspectives on community service and civic engagement. Virtutem Populo remains committed to its mission of promoting civic engagement and community involvement through programming, advocacy, and education.

    Be The Change: A Conversation with Miami's Youngest Elected Official

    Be The Change: A Conversation with Miami's Youngest Elected Official

    Listen to this inspiring conversation between Virtutem Populo's Executive Director, Maurits Acosta, and City of Hialeah Councilman, Bryan Calvo. Bryan is a licensed Florida attorney, former White House intern, Harvard graduate, and the youngest elected official in Miami-Dade County. Bryan received a full ride scholarship to attend Harvard University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Government and a Language Citation in Italian. He was accepted to Harvard in one...

    • 24 min
    Students Impacting Communities with Alyson Garcia and Vanessa Banos

    Students Impacting Communities with Alyson Garcia and Vanessa Banos

    Alyson and Vanessa are the founders of Know Your Rights Weekly, an email newsletter based in Miami-Dade County run by students.Thank you for watching the Civic Action Podcast! The Civic Action Podcast is a grant-funded initiative of Virtutem Populo, Inc. Virtutem Populo remains committed to its mission of promoting civic engagement and community involvement through programming, advocacy, and education.

    • 22 min
    All Things University of Florida and Student Engagement with Josh Rios

    All Things University of Florida and Student Engagement with Josh Rios

    Josh Rios is a graduate of the University of Florida and former student advisor to the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Listen in as we talk about dual enrollment, student advocacy, and the power of youth in local government.Thank you for watching the Civic Action Podcast! The Civic Action Podcast is a grant-funded initiative of Virtutem Populo, Inc. Virtutem Populo remains committed to its mission of promoting civic engagement and community involvement through programming, advocac...

    • 24 min
    All Things Voting and Election Law with J.C. Planas

    All Things Voting and Election Law with J.C. Planas

    Listen in as we speak with former member of the Florida House of Representatives and election law professor at St. Thomas University J.C. Planas.Thank you for watching the Civic Action Podcast! The Civic Action Podcast is a grant-funded initiative of Virtutem Populo, Inc. Virtutem Populo remains committed to its mission of promoting civic engagement and community involvement through programming, advocacy, and education.

    • 30 min
    Becoming a Community Leader with Chairman Hector Abad

    Becoming a Community Leader with Chairman Hector Abad

    In episode #7 of the Civic Action Podcast, we interviewed Hector Abad, the chair of the Town of Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board. Hector is a cancer survivor and champion for education our community. Learn about his path and what he did to become a community leader. Use his advice to learn how you can become a community changemaker as well.Thank you for watching the Civic Action Podcast! The Civic Action Podcast is a grant-funded initiative of Virtutem Populo, Inc. Virtutem Populo remains...

    • 23 min
    From High School Student to School Board Member with Luisa Santos

    From High School Student to School Board Member with Luisa Santos

    In episode #6 of the Civic Action Podcast, we interviewed Luisa Santos, the youngest-ever elected school board member of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Luisa is a pioneer for student leadership and change-making and has developed many programs for students to get involved in civic and government at the local level. Let's see her thoughts on the importance of student civic engagement and her advice on how one can get involved more in their community. Thank you for watching the Civic Ac...

    • 26 min

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