Generation Citizen (GC) is a non-profit working to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education. In partnership with The Ford Foundation, in January 2014, GC will organize and host a convening of thought leaders, policy makers, funders and practitioners to focus on the role of education in improving and renewing our democracy. Through this conference, and the subsequent follow-up, GC will comprehensively explore the influence that current problems in our democracy, including political polarization, a changing media environment, and inequality, have had in K-12 education, and in turn, how young people can help tackle and improve these issues; questions of interest to both Education Program and the Madison initiative.
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Generation Citizen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every student in the United States receives an effective education, including the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. Generation Citizen seeks to support students in becoming confident community problem-solvers with civic power, personally invested in democracy and positive change. Generation Citizen has been inspiring youth to participate in civics through a standards-aligned action civics class that gives students the opportunity to experience real-world democracy. In addition to direct programming, Generation Citizen engages in policy work, intergenerational civic mobilization, and technical assistance and capacity building for institutions across the country. (Substrategy: Student and Community Voice)