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  • Sep062017
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    Action Civics in the Lone Star State

    Action Civics in the Lone Star State: A return to government after Hurricane Harvey by Lucianne Nelson, Central Texas Program Associate   When my parents announced that we would be moving from California to Texas, my 13 year-old self immediately envisioned a wild west that was identical to the frontiers of John Wayne movies. I fully […]

  • Aug302017
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    The Importance of Civic Participation in Moments of Perceived Institutional Failure

    The Importance of Civic Participation in Moments of Perceived Institutional Failure: Lessons from China By Eli Emigh, New York City Program Associate I found the importance of civic participation at a time in my life when my own views on civic engagement were nihilistic at best. I was a college student studying abroad in Beijing, […]

  • Aug282017
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    Generation Citizen Massachusetts Program Manager

    Generation Citizen (GC) is excited to announce that we are looking for an exceptional leader to join our team as the Massachusetts Program Manager. The Program Manager will execute GC’s ambitious strategy for action civics programming across Massachusetts, working directly with a local site team as well as educators and administrators from statewide. The position […]

  • Aug222017
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    We’re Hiring an Oklahoma Program Associate

    Generation Citizen Oklahoma Program Associate Generation Citizen (GC) is excited to announce that we are looking for an exceptional professional to join our team as the Oklahoma Program Associate. The Program Associate will work directly with college student volunteers, teachers, and youth to support action civics programming across classrooms in Oklahoma. The position will be full-time […]

  • Aug162017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every few weeks, 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! Put Me In Coach: Reworking Social Studies for […]

  • Aug162017
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    We’re Hiring an Administrative Assistant

    Generation Citizen Administrative Assistant (Part-Time / New York) About Generation Citizen Generation Citizen 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. To achieve this vision, Generation Citizen works to ensure that every student in the U.S. receives an effective action […]

  • Aug092017
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    Howdy from Texas: Meet Lucianne, Central Texas’ New Program Associate

    Howdy, I am Lucianne Nelson, the new Program Associate with the Central Texas team here at Generation Citizen!   Before joining GC, I was a teaching fellow in the university setting. I also implemented civics programming on college campuses, so my background is largely in working with college students. While I definitely felt at home […]

  • Aug072017
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    We’re Hiring a Generation Citizen Massachusetts Program Director

    Generation Citizen (GC) is excited to announce that we are looking for exceptional leader to join our team as the Massachusetts Program Director. The Program Director will guide the strategy and development of action civics programming across Massachusetts, working directly with a local site team as well as educators and administrators from across the state. […]

  • Aug062017
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    Democracy: The Winning Horse

    Democracy: The Winning Horse How we can invest in a true culture of civic participation By David Moren Leading up to last November’s election, much of the buzz was about “How do we get more people registered to vote?!” A noble and necessary question, to be sure, yet one I often feel misses the point […]

  • Jul312017
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    WE’RE HIRING A FALL SEMESTER ADVOCACY FELLOW

    Generation Citizen Advocacy Fellow Company & Fellowship Locations: New York, NY preferred, possibility of Boston, MA Application Deadline: August 25, 2017 Position: 10-20 hours/week, fall semester; stipend provided Generation Citizen (GC) is an innovative, quickly scaling Action Civics education nonprofit that seeks to strengthen our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and […]

  • Jul312017
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    Defining Diversity: Student Writing on the Violence Against Women Act

    Defining Diversity: Student Writing on the Violence Against Women Act Featuring an excerpt from Lowell, MA students’ recently published book on diversity and equity By Carla M. Duran Capellan, former Generation Citizen student and Student Leadership Board member I was asked by Jessica Lander, my history teacher, to write a chapter for a book with twenty-three other students […]

  • Jul202017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every few weeks, 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! What happens to local news when there is […]

  • Jul112017
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    Robert DeLossa, Social Studies Chair of Lowell High School, shares Public Testimony on the Importance of Action Civics Education

    On June 13, 2017 Social Studies Chair of Lowell High School, Robert DeLossa, submitted Public Testimony to the State of MA. Here he emphasizes the importance of civics education and the critical role it plays in preparing young people to be active and informed participants in our democracy. Read on!     Members of the […]

  • Jun272017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every few weeks, 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! Youth turnout at UK general election highest in […]

  • Jun232017
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    Political Schools

    Political Schools A Former Teacher’s Summertime Reflection By Meredith Norris, Texas Site Manager High school students shake hands with judges at Generation Citizen’s Central Texas Civics Day Summer is often the time when teachers have a chance to think back on their year and dream about the next one. What do they wish they’d had more time […]

  • Jun142017
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    Action civics: A bold and necessary response to our nation’s failing civics education

    Back in April, The National Review published an article, “Failing the Civics Test, Coast to Coast,” by Grant Addison, which welcomes the Citizenship Test as a graduation requirement in response to the lack civic knowledge among Americans’ and particularly, young Americans. Seeking the most effective ways to build civic knowledge and skills, we at Generation […]

  • Jun132017
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    WATCH: Highlights from Oklahoma’s Inaugural Civics Day

      And here are recaps of each class project that won an award: POLLUTION IN DRINKING WATER NORMAN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, MS. JOHNSON’S 12TH GRADE CLASS Students were concerned with the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous pollution in Lake Thunderbird, the primary source of drinking water for the City of Norman. They want to provide […]

  • Jun092017
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    What We’re Reading

    Every few weeks, 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! Teen’s election to Pearland school board turns heads, […]

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