“What It Means to be a Good Citizen” with Dr. Melissa Gaeke

The Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Presidential Library and Museum
— as part of its Goodman Initiative 
for American Youth —
will present 
“What It Means to be a Good Citizen”
with Dr. Melissa Gaeke
Director of the Center for 
Civic Engagement and Leadership 
at Marist College
April 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Henry A. Wallace Center at the
FDR Presidential Library and Home
CLICK HERE to register
HYDE PARK, NY — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum — as part of its Goodman Initiative for American Youth — will host a public forum “What It Means to be a Good Citizen” on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home and will include audience participation. This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Melissa Gaeke, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership at Marist College. This is a free public event but registration is required. Visit www.fdrlibrary.org or CLICK HERE to register.
The Goodman Initiative for American Youth at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum provides educational programs for students aged 8-13 for the purpose of promoting productive civic development and engagement based on American democratic values. The initiative is based on the belief that investment in the students of today is the first step towards building the citizens of tomorrow.
Dr. Melissa Gaeke is Director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership at Marist College. She was previously the Executive Director of Academic Partnerships from 2010 to 2014 at the University of Southern California. In that role, she created and supported partnerships between USC’s civic engagement programs, the research of the University’s academic units, and community stakeholders. She was involved in documenting and growing USC’s civic engagement efforts. From 2003-2010, Melissa served as the Director of the USC Volunteer Center, where she was responsible for implementing a variety of community service and service learning programs for undergraduate students. Melissa began her career in New York City where she held a variety of leadership positions at Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, a mid-sized social service agency in Queens, New York.
Please contact Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 with questions about the event.
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation’s first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Administered by the National Archives and Records Administration since 1941, the Library preserves and makes accessible to the American people the records of FDR’s presidency. The Roosevelt Library’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library’s archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit