We the People Saved My Life

Jun 30, 2015 / We the People

By Ryan Crosby, Student at Mojave High School

“I thank We the People Program for saving my life and finding friendships,” said Ryan Crosby, a student on the Mojave High School We the People team. Read the rest of this entry »

Latest Research Shows Benefits of the We the People Program

Jun 12, 2015 / Reports, Research, We the People

The Center is pleased to announce that a research team led by Professor Diana Owen of Georgetown University has just released the first of four reports on the results of an intensive quasi-experimental design study of the effects of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution professional development and curricular programs on classroom instruction and student outcomes. The study took place in schools in Indiana during the 2014–15 academic year. Read the rest of this entry »

Third Annual We the People National Invitational Held at George Mason University

May 04, 2015 / 2015 National Invitational

Young constitutional scholars from seven middle schools and one high school participated in the Third Annual We the People National Invitational, held April 17-21 at George Mason University in Virginia. After three intense and inspiring days of competition, Rachel Carson Middle School of Herndon, Virginia, placed first in the middle school competition, Brown County Junior High School of Nashville, Indiana, finished second, and Inza R. Wood Middle School of Wilsonville, Oregon, was third. Unit 1 from Wauwatosa East High School of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, won the High School Unit Award.

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North African Youth Engage in Policy Dialogue

Jul 23, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Project Citizen

Youth and civil society leaders from Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya met in Hammamet, Tunisia, on June 5–7, 2014 to engage in public policy dialogue. Read the rest of this entry »

Philippines Holds National Project Citizen Showcase

Jun 11, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Project Citizen

Seven teams of high school students presented policy-based solutions to local problems at the 2014 Philippines National Project Citizen Showcase. The Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED), the Center’s Civitas International Programs partner in the Philippines, organized the showcase on April 5. Read the rest of this entry »

Malawi Teachers Educate Communities on Elections

May 19, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Foundations of Democracy, Project Citizen

Civitas Malawi provided teachers with professional development in democracy and election processes in the lead-up to Malawi’s first tripartite elections, taking place on May 20, 2014. Based at the Domasi College of Education, Civitas Malawi is the Center’s Civitas International Programs partner in Malawi and has expertise in localized adaptations of Center’s Project Citizen and Foundations of Democracy civic education programs. Read the rest of this entry »

Constitution in Spotlight for We the People National Finals

May 05, 2014 / 2014 National Finals, We the People

After three days of intense testimony on the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln High School of Portland, Oregon, placed first at the 27th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals, held April 26-28 at George Mason University in Virginia and on Capitol Hill. Fifty-six classes from 42 states competed for the coveted national title. Read the rest of this entry »

We the People Scholars Shine at Second Annual National Invitational

Apr 11, 2014 / We the People

Young constitutional scholars from nine middle and high schools participated in the Second Annual We the People National Invitational, held April 4-8 at George Mason University in Virginia. After three riveting days of competition, Brown County Junior High School of Nashville, Indiana, and Floyd Central High School of Floyd’s Knobs, Indiana, each placed first in their respective divisions.

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Oregon Champs Host Washington Champs in Portland

Mar 24, 2014 / 2014 National Finals

Oregon Champs Host Washington Champs in Portland
Students from Tahoma High School of Covington, Washington, and Lincoln High School, of Portland, Oregon, met in Portland recently in advance of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals.
After a month of planning between Tahoma teacher Gretchen Wulfing and Lincoln teacher Tim Swinehart, the Washington state champion We the People team from Tahoma High School spent the day in Portland, hosted by the Lincoln High School We the People team, the Oregon state champions.
The theme of the day was Fun, Friendship, and Learning. Activities together ranged from coach lectures, getting competition insight from past national judges based in Oregon, paired unit meetings to discuss follow-up questions, and some sightseeing of downtown Portland.

Students from Tahoma High School of Covington, Washington, and Lincoln High School, of Portland, Oregon, met in Portland recently in advance of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals. Read the rest of this entry »

Peruvian Students Find Public Policy Solutions for Their Communities

Feb 18, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Project Citizen

The Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner in Peru, Instituto Peruano de Educación en Derechos Humanos y la Paz, is working with the Peruvian Human Rights Education National Net to support young people in ten regions of Peru to participate in the Project Citizen civic education program. Read the rest of this entry »