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  • Dec202016
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    Civic Talk: Fake News

    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. “Fake news.” Who is creating it, how it spreads, and what we can […]

  • Dec092016
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    We’re Hiring a Finance Manager (New York, NY)

    Generation Citizen Finance Manager (New York, NY) About Generation Citizen: Generation Citizen (www.GenerationCitizen.org) is an innovative, quickly scaling non-profit that seeks to strengthen our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens. Generation Citizen (GC) believes all students have the right to civics education that prepares them to participate in our democracy.  […]

  • Dec082016
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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!   Now or Never for Civic Education. US […]

  • Nov222016
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    Generation Citizen to Expand Civics Education in Central Texas

    GENERATION CITIZEN TO EXPAND CIVICS EDUCATION IN CENTRAL TEXAS  Action Civics programming to begin in Austin-area schools in January. AUSTIN, TEXAS — On Wednesday, November 9th, Generation Citizen hosted its launch event for its new site in Central Texas. Joined by Mayor Steve Adler, local officials, teachers, college students, and philanthropists, nearly 75 supporters from […]

  • Nov172016
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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. This week’s articles focus on the importance of civics education and active citizenship in the aftermath of a tumultuous election. Three of these pieces are either authored by GC staff […]

  • Nov172016
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    Oklahoma Launches Civics Education Initiative

    Local Civic and Education Leaders Gathered to Launch New State-wide Effort to Prepare Oklahoma Youth to Become Active and Engaged Citizens Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora would like to see “every student who graduates from (the Oklahoma City Public Schools) system to be engaged, passionate citizens who are going to make sure that […]

  • Nov162016
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    Dana Harris: Action civics education is more important now, than ever.

    Dana Harris, Generation Citizen’s Advocacy Manager, shares her perspective on political disillusionment – and how you can help us change it.   I grew up with the belief that in order to make real change in this country, I had to work around government, not through it. I spent my high school years committed to […]

  • Nov022016
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    Generation Citizen Students Make Homeless Awareness Day in Rhode Island Happen

    Today is National Homeless Awareness Day in Rhode Island. Generation Citizen Students Made It Happen! “We, the students of DelSesto Middle School, are writing this letter to ask for your support concerning homeless awareness. Our goal is to motivate the General Assembly to officially create an Annual Homeless Awareness Day for the state of Rhode […]

  • Oct282016
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    Upcoming Events | Fall 2016

    Join Us | Upcoming Generation Citizen Events Fall 2016 Bay Area Civic Tech Challenge Hackathon & Awards Reception | Saturday November 5, 2016 At Generation Citizen’s second annual Bay Area Civic Tech Challenge, we’re bringing together top Bay Area tech innovators with passionate middle and high school students for a day-long hackathon that will create […]

  • Oct272016
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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!   Education Secretary says civics education should encourage […]

  • Oct262016
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    Samantha Adrianzen: Why are youth not participating in politics? Because they are not being taught how.

    Below is Samantha Adrianzen’s submission for the Nation’s Student Essay. She is currently a sophomore at Stuyvesant High School in New York and was a participant in Generation Citizen’s Democracy Education Youth Summit. She also works with the Citizens’ Committee for Children in her spare time. Although she enjoys advocating, she is also a lover […]

  • Oct192016
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    Civic Education: An International Analysis

    Generation Citizen Releases First International Civic Education Analysis Report To date, Generation Citizen’s work to empower young people to be active and effective citizens has been completely domestic focused. Our founding story, though, starts internationally – our co-founder Scott Warren was inspired by the power of individual participation in emerging democracies such as Kenya and […]

  • Oct132016
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    450 Students Take Part in Generation Citizen Launch at Lowell High School

    Lowell High School brought together 450 students on Wednesday, September 28th to launch Generation Citizen at their school. This year, these 23 classrooms will work to make meaningful change in their communities through the Generation Citizen program. The Lowell High School launch event, held at the school located in Lowell Massachusetts,  kicked-off with an exploration […]

  • Oct052016
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    An Empirical Case for Action Civics

    In the climate of this election season, we are beginning to hear the same refrain from many of our stakeholders: “Your work is more needed than ever!” While we appreciate the sentiment, we feel the obligation to prove the importance of our work beyond a gut reaction – and share it with a wider audience than our […]

  • Oct042016
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    Justin Kang: Why Civic Tech Challenge and Why Now?

    Why Civic Tech Challenge and Why Now?  Q&A With Boston’s Leading Young Civic Innovator and Creator of the Civic Tech Challenge, Justin Kang Justin Kang is the founder and Executive Director of City Awake, the civic innovation lab of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, widely hailed as a leading voice for millennials in Greater […]

  • Sep272016
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    Why We’re Going to Texas: A Former Austin Teacher Shares Her Powerful Story

    Meredith Norris, Austin native and former teacher, is leading the effort to bring Generation Citizen to Central Texas. Here she tells us why. I started my teaching career in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Debates over Common Core and teacher evaluation ran rampant. Standards and test scores were valued above all, but the […]

  • Sep222016
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    What We’re Reading

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles, videos, or podcasts that are relevant to our work and to the civic education space as a whole. This week we are focusing specifically on local news and issues in some of GC’s program regions. We at GC love to expand our learning in every […]

  • Sep132016
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    Civic Tech Challenge Greater Boston Registration is Open!

    The Greater Boston hackathon will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 Sign-up to Participate in the Civic Tech Challenge Hackathon Buy Tickets to the Civic Tech Challenge Awards Reception Generation Citizen’s Civic Tech Challenge brings together top tech innovators and passionate middle school students for a day-long hackathon that will create solutions to tough […]

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