Civic Talk: Ideological Bubbles

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...
New report: Education Paves the Road to Sustained Democracy

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...
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...
WHAT WE’RE READING

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

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...

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...

Generation Citizen Releases “Educating for Democracy” Report Paper Calls for the Urgent Need to Make Democracy Education a Vital Education Discipline Today, Generation Citizen is releasing a comprehensive white paper entitled “Educating for Democracy,” which makes the...

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!   Millenials Don’t Believe...

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...

Follow the Action

Generation Citizen is making huge strides as we move into the spring of this year, and below you can find a few of our recent newsletters detailing this exciting growth. Click the following button if you would like to subscribe to GC’s mailing list to receive...

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...

How Do We Educate to Improve Our Democracy?

How do We Educate to Improve our Democracy?   As Generation Citizen matures as an organization, we’ve realized that it’s not enough for us to solely focus on our in-school programming.  We continue to improve and iterate our action civics curriculum and teacher and...

Swimming Like a Duck

By Scott Warren   I’ve always had a weird admiration for ducks. When I was younger, my grandparents lived steps away from a pond filled with ducks. I used to visit it frequently, illegally feeding them breadcrumbs, searching for ducklings, watching them swim....

#Trending @ GC

The increase in incarceration is not the leading cause of a decline in crime. – The Atlantic   F.B.I. Director Comey discusses the racial biases present in policing. – The New York Times   Differences in the quality of college counseling between rich and...

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