Safiya Alsamarrai

Safiya Alsamarrai

Safiya Alsamarrai was the recipient of the 2018 MA Student Changemaker Award. Safiya was a student at Lowell High School and a student in the class that received the Overall Civics Day Award. She gave the following speech at the Spring 2018 Massachusetts Civics Day....
Justice Paraiso-Caceres

Justice Paraiso-Caceres

California Civics Day gathered students from Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco school districts. 33 issue projects in total were presented. Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Immigration, Gun Violence, Sexual Assault, and Pollution were among some of the most...
Justice Paraiso-Caceres

Miajia Jawara

In 2015, Generation Citizen alum and Community Change Fellow (CCF) Miajia Jawara delivered a powerful speech at Generation Citizen and the Ford Foundation’s Educating for Democracy convening. Miaija’s speech, centered around her transformation through action civics,...
Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

In Spring 2015, a 12th grade economics class at John O’Connell High School in San Francisco identified unaffordable rent prices as an issue for families in the Mission district. After much research, the students determined that the root cause of this issue was a lack...
Resources for English Language Learners

Resources for English Language Learners

In Fall 2015, students at Roger Williams Middle School were concerned about the lack of supports available in their school to students who were English Language Learners (ELL), an issue with personal significance for a number of the students who had previously been...

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