GENERATION CITIZEN BELIEVES ALL STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CIVICS EDUCATION THAT PREPARES THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR DEMOCRACY.

Democracy Doesn’t Pause

This moment demonstrates the critical need for responsive government and civics education — during times of crisis and every day.

Join Us in the Classroom

If you are a teacher or college student, we want you to join us in the classroom to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to lead change.

Annual Report 2019 

The report highlights key achievements from the past year, including the many ways our students have been at the forefront of positive change in their communities.

OUR APPROACH

Generation Citizen’s Action Civics curriculum is the crux of our work and of both our Democracy Coach-led and Teacher-led models. The curriculum is action-based, aligned to relevant standards, and academically rigorous.

STUDENT CHANGEMAKER

LEXIE TESCH
San Francisco Bay Area

“We are the voices. We are the future. We are the change makers.”

DEMOCRACY COACH ALUMNI

John De Vito
New York City

“Decisions about our future are being made in Albany and we need young people to be a part of the conversation. Young people power our campaign.”

Latest From The Gc Blog

  • Jun022020
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    A just democracy is an antiracist democracy.

    Generation Citizen strongly condemns the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others before them. We stand in solidarity with the protesters and strongly support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We demand an end to the structures that systematically threaten Black lives.

  • Jun022020
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    Take Action for the Movement for Black Lives

    Day of Action: our GC team will be taking a Day of Action on Thursday, June 4th in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives. We will be stepping away from the status quo in recognition that every person in our organization is on their own personal journey and we want to create space for each of us to take action in whatever ways we need to.

  • May292020
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    Testimony by DeNora Getachew, New York Executive Director on Remote Learning: The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the City’s Schools

    Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony on behalf of Generation Citizen (“GC”) at today’s Education Committee hearing. My name is DeNora Getachew, and I am the New York Executive Director at Generation Citizen (“GCNY”).  Overview of Generation Citizen & Action Civics  GC is a ten year-old national, nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to demystifying democracy […]

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