The Center would like to acknowledge the generosity of the American Judges Foundation, which recently gave a grant of $2,500 to support the We the People program. In her gracious remarks, Judge Catherine Shaffer expressed “warmest wishes and sincere thanks for all the amazing work We the People does in advancing civic education for our high school students nationwide.”
High school and middle school classes are invited to be a part of the We the People National Invitational on April 29-May 3, 2016, in Washington, D.C.! Modeled after the National Finals, the National Invitational offers an opportunity for students to compete at the national level. It’s a tremendous way to culminate your We the People year and broaden your students’ views by exposing them to an active, hands-on way of learning. Bring civics to life for your students!
We are happy to announce that the Center for Civic Education has been awarded a three-year, $17 million grant from the Department of Education to conduct the James Madison Legacy Project, which will bring high-quality professional development in civics and government to 2,025 teachers serving more than 202,500 high-need students nationwide. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.
The 29th Annual We the People National Finals will be held at the University of Maryland on April 22-25, 2016. More than 1,200 high school students and teachers from throughout the nation will demonstrate their civic knowledge by competing in congressional hearings on the Constitution.