Democracy In Action Seminar
This unique program is generously sponsored by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Washington Workshops Foundation. For 2020, the Democracy In Action Seminar will be announced soon. Stay tuned and apply early!
In 1998, the Washington Workshops Foundation was chosen by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) to administer a special series of one-week programs entitled Democracy In Action: The Congressional Seminar, modeled after our award-winning National Student Leadership Seminars. These programs benefit a select group of students from congressional districts in communities served by the cruise industry. Through our programs we aim to improve the civic involvement and political awareness upon which strong communities are built. It is also our hope that these students will discover their innate talents for leadership, learning, and compassion.
The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) focuses its efforts on programs that are designed to improve the quality of life in the communities served by the cruise industry. CICF supports programs that enhance educational opportunities for youth, including those designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, and promote good citizenship. The Foundation also supports academic enrichment opportunities aimed at enhancing student proficiencies in reading, math and science.
Founded in 1998 the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation was established to enhance our industry’s contributions in those communities where we have extensive partnerships with state and local businesses.
CICF supports non-profit organizations that encourage job creation and training, improve access to community services and provide youth and adult education, particularly for minority and disadvantaged students. In addition, the Foundation promotes programs designed to improve public health or medical research aimed at disease prevention. CICF also supports programs that promote environmental awareness and education, as well as the study of enhanced environmental technologies for the maritime sector.
The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, focuses its efforts in the following areas:
- Civic and Community Development
- Educational Assistance and Training Programs
- Public Health Programs
- Environmental Preservation Initiatives
For more information visit: www.cruisefoundation.org
- Round Trip Travel to Washington, DC
- Rooming – Experience life on a college campus with full housing in college dorms
- Breakfast, Lunch Stipend and Dinner Each Day of the Seminar
- Seven days in our nation’s capital with on-site study of the U.S. Congress and Federal Government
- Meet your U.S. Senators and Representatives on exclusive visits on Capitol Hill
About Workshops Foundation
Since 1967, the Workshops Foundation has provided experience-based educational travel programs to highly motivated, academically prepared, and inquisitive people from across the United States and around the world. The majority of our programs have brought students and educators to Washington, D.C. for a more comprehensive understanding of leadership, civic education, the federal government, U.S. politics, American history, and global affairs. Programs available include simulations of the U.S. Congress, internships, academically themed seminars, professional development, and person-to-person exchange.