TRIVIA FOR CHANGEMAKERS

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...

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...
Civic Education: An International Analysis

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...
An Empirical Case for Action Civics

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...
HIGHLIGHTS FROM MASSACHUSETTS CIVICS DAY SPRING 16

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MASSACHUSETTS CIVICS DAY SPRING 16

The worst of it all is that I don’t know if tonight I’ll die, or tomorrow, or the day after that. When I’m coming home from school, I’m not thinking about what assignments are due tomorrow, I’m thinking about whether or not I’ll...

Top 5 Tips for Democracy Coaches

– Noelle Garza, University of San Francisco   Step Up, Step Back   Being a DC is all about knowing when to step up, and when to step back. When my 8th graders were choosing our Focus Issue, the process took longer than expected. The students were...

Learning that My Voice Matters

My name is Oliver Peña. I’m 18 years old and about to embark on my senior year of high school at Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports. I was fortunate to be a part of Generation Citizen this past spring and am excited to be a 2015 Community Change Fellow,...

Meet a DC! Boston University’s Mai Mazan

The following interview was posted on the Microsoft Blog, after Boston’s Civic Tech Challenge hackathon event hosted at Microsoft N.E.R.D. in November. Mai Mazan, a Democracy Coach from Boston University, was generous enough to share her experience with GC with...

From One Semester to Another: Leaving My Comfort Zone Behind

By Katherine Dillon   My first semester at Fordham University was much like that of those portrayed in movies and TV shows – I was almost always learning, meeting new people, or simply in a state of awe at the newness of everything.   I had so often heard...

From Pebble Beach to East Flatbush

A few weeks ago, I spent Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at a luxurious hotel located on the Pebble Beach Golf Course near Monterrey, California. My mornings comprised of runs along ocean-side cliffs with stunning vistas, and my days consisted of vigorous...

A Semester of Milestones at GC Northeastern

By Sam Haas   A few weeks ago, I received Northeastern University’s student government’s “I Am a Husky” award for my connections to campus and the surrounding community. I was and still am thrilled (especially when I found out the award included gift cards to...

GC Success: Sweeping Away Outdated Policies on Litter

By Ryan Castellano   “Yeah, wow, this really has to change,” said Councilman Antonio Reynoso, the chairman of the City Council Committee on Sanitation, validating months of work that began with a student asking if we could do anything about litter. When the class...

GC Boston Class Helps Passage of Homeless Youth Services Law

By Kristen Lobo   Before leaving office, Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed the Unaccompanied Homeless Youth bill into law providing shelter and services to homeless youth on Tuesday, January 6th.  According to the law, a homeless young person is defined as...

CCF Fellow Miajia Speaks at the Ford Foundation

On January 23, 2014, Generation Citizen co-hosted an event at the Ford Foundation called “Educating for Democracy:  The Role of Young People in Re-Invigorating our Democracy.” During this event, as part of the “Scaling Civic Learning” panel, GC...

NYC DCs Reflect: Haikus from Training Day

At the end of two longs days of training, we asked our NYC Democracy Coaches to reflect on the experience in the form of a haiku. Lots of mixed emotions – from excitement to anxiousness to plain old fatigue after a long day. Boston, Bay Area, and Rhode Island DCs:...

Celebrating RI Spring 2014 Civics Day

Dear Friends, On May 12th, Generation Citizen celebrated our Tenth Rhode Island Civics Day at the Rhode Island State House. I wanted to send along some of the highlights from our event, hopefully I can connect with you individually soon. We will be working hard this...

Highlights from Greater Boston Spring 2014 Civics Day

Photos: Alexis Picheny Photography GC Greater Boston’s Civics Day Spring 2014 was our biggest Civics Day yet! 350 students from 44 classes, 15 different schools, and 4 different school districts (representing GC Greater Boston’s nearly 3,000 students...

Testimony to the MA Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education

February 20, 2014 The majority of young Americans are disillusioned with our government.  More than half of young people generally do not vote in national elections and are unknowledgeable as to how it pertains to the political process.  Many youth want to help...

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