civic entrepreneur

civic entrepreneur

a person employing business-like approaches to public sector or voluntary activities. Civic entrepreneurship can be regarded as part of a broader emphasis on value for money (VFM), consumerism, and disillusionment with old-style state activity It is part of a ‘new approach’ which theorists such as Anthony GIDDENS termed the THIRD WAY.
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In his new role, Nashua oversees staff that provides programs and services through AmeriCorps, student activities including student government, the Service Learning Center, Foster Youth Mentoring Program, and the Civic Entrepreneur Program.
It was Joseph Chamberlain and I quickly got to my feet out of respect for this great civic entrepreneur in whose presence I found myself.
Adger is one of 200 "civic entrepreneurs" from ten cities participating in an intensive year of local and national leadership training sponsored by the Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative.
The term civic entrepreneur combines two important American traditions: entrepreneurship - the spirit of enterprise - and civic virtue - the spirit of community.
The "Wanted: Solutions for America" program builds on the work and findings of two earlier Pew Partnership initiatives: the Civic Change project, which launched community problem-solving programs in 14 smaller communities; and the Civic Entrepreneur Initiative, which provided community leadership training to a diverse group of citizens in ten cities.
The program is sponsored by the Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative, a special project of the Pew Charitable Trusts (see the special report in this issue for more information about Pew activities.
The Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative (PCEI), a program to build new strategies for leadership, has announced its 20 finalists in a national grant competition among cities with populations between 150,000 and 400,000.