Established in 1995 by the Political Science faculty, Democracy House rests on the belief that structured programs are needed to develop good citizens, just as similar programs are needed to develop competent teachers, nurses, engineers, and other workers. We aim to develop the civic confidence and competence of students by creating opportunities for them to work on community problems during their undergraduate years.
Democracy House is a part of the Department of History and Social Sciences, within the Division of Arts and Sciences. The Center resides in Room 003 of Raritan Hall. For additional information, please contact us at DemocracyHouse@Middlesexcc.edu or 732-548-6000 ext. 3486.
All Democracy House activities are supervised by Arianna E. Illa. As an undergraduate at Rutgers University, Arianna was a member of the second cohort of the R.U.Bonner Leader Program. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Arianna went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, concentrating in Community Organizing. Arianna obtained her Social Work License in September, 2014. In addition to Democracy House, Arianna coordinates other forms of experiential learning such as service learning, co-operative education and volunteer service.
Democracy House Coordinator –
Democracy House daily activities, student progress and development, are coordinated by