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  • 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 […]

  • Sep122016
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    4 Reasons Why You Should Vote in New York’s Primary Election

    4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE IN NEW YORK’S PRIMARY ELECTION By Bonnie Mills and Nora Howe, Generation Citizen New York Program Associates Tomorrow, September 13th, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to vote for their State Senator and Assemblymember, all of whom are up for reelection in the state primary election. But why should […]

  • Sep082016
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    Join Us: Stories of Grassroots Change

    Join Generation Citizen and the Boston Debate League for this inspiring storytelling event. Local activists and aspiring young leaders involved in contemporary grassroots change campaigns in Boston will share their stories of struggle, success, and advocacy insights. Attendees with their own stories of grassroots change can also sign up to share by selecting “Storyteller” on the […]

  • Sep012016
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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!   Why Did We Stop Teaching Political History? […]

  • Aug182016
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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 Mainstreaming of #BlackLivesMatter, The Ringer. The […]

  • Aug152016
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    WE ARE TEAM GENERATION CITIZEN

    Last week, the Generation Citizen team traveled from all across the US to attend our annual retreat at the Wisdom House in beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. This retreat is the one time a year when all GC staff can come together in person to collaborate and engage meaningfully with each other and our varied work, and […]

  • Aug042016
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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!   Our star student was honored by Michelle […]

  • Aug032016
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    Join Us: Community Change Fellows Graduation Celebration

    We’re excited to announce that Generation Citizen’s Community Change Fellowship graduation celebration is right around the corner. Join us in celebrating these young civic leaders! The GC Community Change Fellowship is an internship opportunity for high-performing GC high school alumni to continue their community engagement after the semester in a professional political environment. The evening […]

  • Aug012016
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    Young Leaders Gather for GC’s Democracy Education Youth Summit

    Generation Citizen is thrilled to be bringing 26 young people (ages 14-18), together the first week of August for our first-ever Democracy Education Youth Summit. The participants hail from 14 states across the country and will congregate in New York City for three days of activities, workshops, and collaboration. The goal of the summit is […]

  • Jul182016
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    WHAT WE’RE READING

    Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles (sometimes videos or podcasts too!) 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!   New Yorkers, […]

  • Jul062016
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    New York City Council Allocates Half a Million for Generation Citizen to Expand Civic Education Across the City

    For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Contact: Chelsea Schuster cschuster@generationcitizen.org (561) 843-0197   New York City Council Allocates Half a Million for Generation Citizen to Expand Civic Education Across the City Council Funding allows Generation Citizen to Double Program Service to Reach 4,000 Students Annually (New York, NY) The recently Adopted New York City […]

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