POWERED BY THE JERRY J. DAWSON CIVIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN MACON COUNTY ILLINOIS

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We are more politically divided than ever. It's important for you to be engaged and knowledgeable when it comes to those in power.

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With the pandemic, our health is one of the most important issues of our time. Help improve the health of our community with DCLI.

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Law enforcement is at the forefront in many communities. Improving our interactions and accessing community needs is critical for success.

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ABOUT THE DAWSON CIVIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN MACON COUNTY

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You have the power to change your life and your community. Make sure you use it.

The Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute is named for former Macon County Sheriff Jerry J. Dawson, who served the Sheriff’s Office for more than 30 years. Jerry Dawson not only embodies the spirit of those who serve their communities, he also represents a positive figure for young people to emulate, modeling essential behaviors for students to adopt as they become productive members of our society. 

 

The Dawson Civic Leadership Institute (DCLI) focuses on ensuring that students are aware of and develop a deeper understanding of what civic engagement is and how to contribute their talents to impact in the community they know. One important component of civic engagement is politics. As such, one Pillar of DCLI is Political Engagement and Local Governance. FlexMyVote is a platform with young people as the intended content consumers.

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AUDIO FILES | LISTEN & LEARN MORE ABOUT DCLI

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THE Jerry J. Dawson Civic Leadership Institute FOCUS

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Getting involved in change sometimes means picking a career. Whether it's in law enforcement, healthcare or even politics you can effect your community.

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Our programs help young entrepreneurs build and refine their business ideas. Training, guidance and promotion creates business opportunities in Macon County.

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DCLI has created a number of different program opportunities in our community that will help lead civic change. When you give your time, you make a difference.

VISIT OUR SISTER SITE TO DO YOUR CIVIC DUTY

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Plug-In and Make Sure Your Vote Counts

FLEX MY VOTE is a non-partisan website for young citizens of Macon County. Our site pulls together information to help get you informed, get motivated and get registered to vote.