Founded by former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics’ goal is to transform civic education in the U.S. Through virtual learning opportunities for children and youth, the development and sharing of high-quality content and lesson plans for teachers, and initiatives to organize the civic education community, iCivics has been working to foster civic learning in the nation’s schools. It is this civic empowerment gap that iCivics will address through this grant. As one of the largest civic education organizations in the country, iCivics will, through a variety of activities, focus on putting youth and equity at the center of a new movement to prioritize civics in schools. (Substrategies: Content, Tools, and Services; and Student and Community Voice)
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for support of a Civic Education convening
Over many years, access to quality and equal civic education has declined in America, adding to current challenges of democratic knowledge and engagement. This grant will support a convening led by iCivics – founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and now the largest civic education provider in the country - and others, to fuel momentum for a new civic education movement. The convening will gather key constituencies capable of funding and leading this work in order to showcase success and innovation in the sector, and raise visibility for civic education.