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  • Mar212016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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! Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will help dropouts […]

  • Mar042016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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 Governing Cancer of Our Time,’ New York Times: […]

  • Feb262016
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    100+ Youth Influence San Francisco Board of Education in Voting Age Decision

    As someone who works to empower youth voice and encourage them to get civically involved, I recently had great occasion to celebrate.  As this linked press release shows, nearly 100 youth from all corners had turned out at the San Francisco Board of Education meeting to express their passionate arguments as to why they should […]

  • Feb192016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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! Making Voting Easier Doesn’t Increase Turnout, Stanford Social Innovation […]

  • Feb172016
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    Doing “That Which we Choose to do Together”

    My friend Rob Wilson-Black, the chief executive of Sojourners, often says “Government is just a word we use to mean that which we choose to do together.” But “we” only have a say in government if we organize––if we demand that say.   As the 2016 primary season has heated up, so too have discussions […]

  • Feb102016
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    Why We Should Lower the Voting Age

    Now that the Iowa caucus is in the books and the presidential field is already starting to thin, election season is officially in full swing. The political discourse is alive with debate on many important issues, and several compelling storylines have emerged. We may see the first female president, or unprecedented victories by political outsiders […]

  • Feb052016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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! Young Iowans Set Record for Republic Caucus Participation While […]

  • Jan222016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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!   How to be Liberal in Lower Alabama, The […]

  • Jan082016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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!   In Defense of ‘Slacktivism,’ The Chronicle of Higher […]

  • Dec222015
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    Redefining Politics in 2016

    This past July, I traveled to East Africa and met up with a Tanzanian friend, Linda Simon, a Mandela Fellow from the Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative program, who I met during the previous summer. Linda, who somehow has managed to become a doctor and start her own community development organization before the age […]

  • Dec222015
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    Ellie’s Eight Grade Endeavors, Episode 5: The End of an Era

  • Dec212015
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    Vote16USA: A Campaign to Lower the Voting Age

    Vote16USA: A Campaign To Lower the Voting Age    LOWERING THE VOTING AGE OVERVIEW The time for a national campaign to lower the voting age to 16 is now.  Vote16USA, a project of Generation Citizen, is releasing a hallmark paper, Young Voices at the Ballot Box: Advancing Efforts to Lower the Voting Age making the case […]

  • Dec012015
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    Ellie’s Eighth Grade Endeavors, Episode 4: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Water

  • Nov192015
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    Generation Citizen FY15 Impact Briefing

    We are excited to share with you resources from our second annual Impact Briefing, a one-hour webinar which took place Tuesday, November 17th. During this webinar, we reviewed Generation Citizen’s (GC’s) overarching mission and activities and offered evidence from our past year of programming indicating progress within our theory of change. Both the webinar and […]

  • Nov192015
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    Generation Citizen Annual Report 2015

    We are excited to share our 2014-2015 Annual Report. The Report highlights key achievements of the past year; including our efforts towards providing high impact action civics to over 7,000 students, continuing to build a growing movement for action civics, new initiatives like our Civic Tech Challenge, and much more. Click the image below to […]

  • Nov132015
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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!   Here’s why $7 billion didn’t help America’s worst […]

  • Nov052015
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    Ellie’s Eighth Grade Endeavors, Episode 3: Why Community Engagement Matters

  • Oct302015
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    What We’re Reading

    Every 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!   Obama’s Change of Heart on Testing, The New […]

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