Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship
At Purdue University. "The [Center's] focus is to provide programs, institutes, activities, and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities."
American Bar Association - Division for Public Education
American Federation of Teachers
American Political Science Association
Of particular interest: "[N]umerous historical essays published in 1985 published in support of expanding the discussion and knowledge-base about the Consitution... ."
The Bill of Rights Institute
The Bill of Rights Institute's mission is to educate high school students and teachers about America's Founding principles through programs that teach the words and ideas of the Founders; the liberties and freedoms guaranteed in our Founding documents; and how America's Founding principles affect and shape a free society.
Center for California Studies
California State University, Sacramento
A public service, educational support, and applied research institute; dedicated to promoting a better understanding of California's government, politics, peoples, cultures and history. Fostering civic literacy is a primary mission of the Center. The Center conducts numerous programs designed to enhance political literacy and opportunities for effective participation of Californians.
Center on Education Policy
The Center "is the independent advocate for public education and for more effective schools... [It] works to help Americans better understand the role of public education in a democracy and the need to improve the academic quality of public schools."
The Civic Education Project
An international voluntary organization that works to enhance the development of higher and professional education in societies engaged in political and economic transformation. At Yale University.
CIVNET: Journal for a Civil Society
Articles, essays, book reviews, and reports regarding democracy, civil society, and civic education published online by CIVITAS, an international, non-government organization dedicated to promoting civic education. Also contains a teaching resource center, links to civics organizations and programs, and a calendar of events.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
CRF develops, produces, and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students, and public-minded citizens all across the nation.
Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge
"America's School for Citizenship Education."
Indiana Program for Law-Related Education
Institute for Character Development
A non-profit foundation housed as a grant-funded institute at Drake University. "The institute's mission is to recognize, enhance, and sustain the positive qualities of Iowans in order to promote civility through character development."
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
John C. Stennis Institute of Government
The John C. Stennis Institute at Mississippi State University has over 1,000 links to materials that can assist with the implementation of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution and We the People: Project Citizen. Categories include Interactive Presentations, Congressional Information, Current Events, Handouts, Historic Court Cases, Historic Speeches, Historic Texts, Information Search, Lesson Plans, Local Maps, Presidential Information, State Constitutions, and Today in History.
National Civic League
National Commission on Civic Renewal
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Education Association
National Endowment for Democracy
National Institute for Citizen Education and Law
NC Civic Education Consortium
A volunteer work group of the Civic Education Consortium developed the NC Civic Index in response to a lack of comprehensive and meaningful measures of civic engagement. The existing measures are limited and offer little insight into the preparation of youth to become engaged citizens. For this reason, the Consortium chose to gather relevant data through a statewide telephone survey. Nearly 800 non-voting age youth, ages 13-17, were asked about their civic skills, behavior, knowledge, attitudes and opportunities.
Street Law, Inc.
"...dedicated to empowering people through law-related education."
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
"...devoted solely to the defense of free expression in all its forms."