Strengthen our civic education system to better facilitate informed and effective lifelong civic engagement.
Effective civic habits must be cultivated in our youth if they are to take root and thrive into adulthood. To this end, the Civics Program provides Chicagoland youth ages 12 through 22 with the civic knowledge, skills and experiences they need to remain engaged throughout their lives. Our investments focus on three key areas:
- Delivering high-quality educational programming and resources
- Building the knowledge, capacity and efficacy of educators
- Promoting the essential civic mission of schools