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  • Mar272017
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    We’re Hiring a FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellow and Program Associate (Massachusetts)

    FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship and Generation Citizen Fellow and Program Associate Position 2017-19 Generation Citizen (GC) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship to hire an exceptional recent college graduate to support our programs across Massachusetts and capacity building efforts at GC. This position is an […]

  • Mar132017
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    Yasmine Mahdavi: GIRLS AND WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO THINK FREELY AND TO ACT ACCORDINGLY

    Yasmine Mahdavi, Generation Citizen’s Measurement and Evaluation Fellow, responds to a recent opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal.   Ideally, girls and women should have the freedom to advocate for themselves and others in any way they choose. But, when we dictate or ideologically critique the way in which they choose to express themselves we […]

  • Mar092017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every few weeks, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!   A Great New Accidental Renaissance. The New […]

  • Mar022017
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    Generation Citizen Providence Students Lobby to Prevent Youth Smoking

    “This bill helps raise the age of tobacco buying, from 18 to 21. Why? Have you ever walked down a street and noticed how many people are actually smoking? As a child, people don’t think my opinion matters, but it does… If you vote to raise the age, then I don’t have to worry.” -Generation […]

  • Mar012017
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    Civic Talk: Youth Taking Action

    Civic Talk is an ongoing blog series from Generation Citizen where we offer our perspectives on political, cultural, and global news through the lens of civic action and education, and share the articles and resources that have helped to shape our understanding. Political fever continues to run high as we move past the early months […]

  • Feb162017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!   The Snapchat Cohort gets into Politics, and […]

  • Jan312017
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    Civic Talk: Ideological Bubbles

    Civic Talk is an ongoing blog series from Generation Citizen where we offer our perspectives on political, cultural, and global news through the lens of civic action and education, and share the articles and resources that have helped to shape our understanding. Our latest report,“Education Paves the Road to Sustained Democracy,” highlights that meaningful interactions […]

  • Jan302017
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    The Ironies, Messiness, and Surprises of Democracy: Lessons in Citizenship

    The Ironies, Messiness, and Surprises of Democracy: Lessons in Citizenship Dr. Sylvia Rousseau, Professor of Clinical Education, USC Rossier School of Education and Generation Citizen Board Member The political events of January 2017 provide a trove of lessons about citizenship and democracy. At a moment in our national life in which elements of our democracy seemed […]

  • Jan272017
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    Shifting the Age Curve: A Smart Approach to Increasing Voter Turnout

    We have a voter participation crisis in the United States – most agree on this. The US ranks 31st out of 35 OECD countries in voter turnout. In the 2016 election, four out of ten eligible voters did not cast a ballot, similar to the rate in 2012. Turnout in midterm and local elections is […]

  • Jan262017
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    TRIVIA FOR CHANGEMAKERS

    Generation Citizen’s Trivia for Changemakers 4th Annual Trivia Fundraiser Thursday, March 23 2017, 6:30pm-9:00pm Microsoft NERD Center, Kendall Square, 1 Memorial Drive, Suite 100, Cambridge, MA 02142 Test your trivia mettle in this exclusive best-of-Boston matchup, pitting teams from Boston’s industries against competitors in their sector to see who can clinch the grand ChangeMaker’s Cup. For a critical cause: every […]

  • Jan262017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civic education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!   25 ways to be politically active (whether […]

  • Jan242017
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    New report: Education Paves the Road to Sustained Democracy

    Trite scandals and the saturation of falsities overshadowed substantial policy debate during the 2016 presidential election. Most Americans, irrespective of political affiliation, felt frustration and fatigue as a result. The presidential election season underscored a lack of meaningful civic and political knowledge and participation and accentuated the continual and dangerous deemphasis of local government. While […]

  • Jan242017
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    This is what we do.

    Samantha Kubota shares why she is a Generation Citizen Democracy Coach at Boston University. I’m a Social Studies Education major – an explanation of why an organization like Generation Citizen (GC) caught my attention is a biography of my life, literally. GC is essentially my past, present and future. It encapsulates everything about my identity […]

  • Jan132017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civic education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!   The Remedy for the Spread of Fake […]

  • Jan052017
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    A Semester in Review: New York City’s Fall 2016 Growth

    A Semester in Review: New York City’s Fall 2016 Growth It was a busy fall 2016 semester for the New York City team. This new team of dynamic women leaders jumped into the seat at a time of tremendous growth for the New York City program.  Thanks in large part to a half a million […]

  • Dec292016
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    Generation Citizen 2016 Annual Report

    We are excited to share our 2016 Annual Report. The Report highlights key achievements of the past year; including our expansion to Oklahoma and Texas, building demand for action civics, and bolstering our organization’s infrastructure and capacity. Click below to read on!  

  • Dec222016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civic education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!   Is literature the answer to tackling poor […]

  • Dec212016
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    Civics Day Highlights from Scott Warren

    Every fall and spring semester Generation Citizen hosts Civics Day, our students’ end-of-semester project showcase. Civics day presents a unique opportunity for students to take pride in their projects, advocate for their issues to a local audience, and collect feedback on their plans from panels of judges. Check-out the highlights from our Fall 2016 Civics Day […]

  • Apr142013
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    Disparate Leadership

    Disparate Leadership A few weeks ago, at a conference for Draper Richards Kaplan Fellows, we were asked to define our own leadership styles.  We were then told that if we really wanted to know what we were like as leaders, we should ask our employees, who would have a better sense of our strengths and […]

  • Apr132013
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    The Introverted Leader

    As the Executive Director of a non-profit, I spend most of my days with my “game-face” on. I manage, and attempt to motivate, our team, I attempt to impress potential donors, I give speeches. I smile, I laugh, I engage. And then, at the end of the day, I’m utterly exhausted, and there’s nothing that […]

  • Apr072013
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    What Stresses You Out?

    I think that my job is stressful.  And I think that too many social entrepreneurs are not honest and open about how this stress manifests itself.  For a variety of reasons, the “myth of the social entrepreneur” has emerged, tying itself essentially to the passionate, incredibly hard-working, charismatic individual that will do whatever they can […]

  • Mar302013
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    Talking About Money

    When I first started Generation Citizen, as a senior at Brown, my primary concern with making it a full-fledged non-profit was fundraising- I had no idea how to do it, and the concept seemed terrifying to me, especially in the midst of the financial collapse.  The only reason that GC got off the ground (and […]

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