From Action Civics to Career Readiness: A Civic Learning Week Event Recap

“My favorite aspect of this project is definitely the impact that it can leave on students and their everyday lives,” said Rexella, a junior at Central High School in Providence, Rhode Island.  Last spring, Rexella and Henry were sophomores in Ms. Gormley’s Civics class, working with their peers to explore community issues for their Generation… Continue reading From Action Civics to Career Readiness: A Civic Learning Week Event Recap

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Citizens: East Bronx Academy for the Future’s Civics Learning Week Civics Day Celebration and More!

Written by Dalvin Bartley, Program Manager for GC Mid-Atlantic Region What is Civic Learning Week? Civic Learning Week aims to highlight the importance of civic education in sustaining and strengthening our democracy. It brings together students, educators, policymakers, and private sector leaders to energize the movement for civic education nationwide. Last year’s Civic Learning Week… Continue reading Empowering Tomorrow’s Citizens: East Bronx Academy for the Future’s Civics Learning Week Civics Day Celebration and More!

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Generation Citizen Selected by New Profit to Receive $1.5 Million Multi-Year Grant

We are honored to announce that Generation Citizen was chosen to receive a $1.5 million multi-year Build grant from the venture philanthropy organization New Profit. These grants were awarded to organizations who “drive transformational change” in democracy, economic mobility, and education in America. This funding will be coupled with strategic advisory support from New Profit… Continue reading Generation Citizen Selected by New Profit to Receive $1.5 Million Multi-Year Grant

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Fostering Civic Hope Through Mentoring

written by Elizabeth Clay Roy, Generation Citizen CEO Hope is like oxygen for democracy, filling the lungs of civic engagement and sustaining the democratic spirit. Without it, apathy and cynicism can become protective stances in an unpredictable world. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to foster civic hope, especially during a year… Continue reading Fostering Civic Hope Through Mentoring

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Welcoming the NEW Executive Director for GC South, Michelle Tilley!

We invite you to welcome Michelle Tilley to Generation Citizen South! Michelle started as the new Executive Director on October 30th, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. Her passion for democracy was sparked early on as a young student who advocated for increased education funding during a visit to the state… Continue reading Welcoming the NEW Executive Director for GC South, Michelle Tilley!

Bridging the Military-Societal Divide Through Story & Place: A Recap

by Sharnice Neale-Ottley & Jaritza Geigel This Veteran’s Day, at Generation Citizen, we are reflecting more deeply on fostering a sense of belonging and civic engagement for veterans, military families, and the communities across the nation where they reside.  Generation Citizen (GC) recently collaborated with New Pluralists Field Builders More in Common, Future Caucus, David… Continue reading Bridging the Military-Societal Divide Through Story & Place: A Recap

RURAL ROADTRIPS: Chickasha, Oklahoma

by Sharnice Neale-Ottley In the heart of rural America, Generation Citizen’s mission to build civic skills, knowledge, and motivation is connecting with schools invested in local pride. GC team members Arian Davis and Destiny Warrior kickstarted the “Rural Roadtrips” initiative as a way to extend Generation Citizen’s reach to rural communities, starting with their recent… Continue reading RURAL ROADTRIPS: Chickasha, Oklahoma

Connecting Conversations: Meet Allyson Cook: A Champion for Equitable Education and Youth Empowerment

Connecting Conversations: Meet Allyson Cook, the Chief Program and Impact Officer for Generation Citizen

Connecting Conversations: Meet Allyson Cook, the Chief Program and Impact Officer for Generation Citizen Interview conducted by Sharnice Neale-Ottley, Senior Manager of Communications for Generation Citizen In our latest interview, we had the privilege of connecting with Allyson Cook, Generation Citizen’s Chief Program and Impact Officer. Allyson’s inspiring story begins with her dedicated work shaping… Continue reading Connecting Conversations: Meet Allyson Cook: A Champion for Equitable Education and Youth Empowerment

PRESS RELEASE: Introducing the NY State Seal Of Civic Readiness Toolkit: Empowering Civic Readiness In New York State

New York State Seal of Civic Readiness A Toolkit 2023

INTRODUCING THE NY STATE SEAL OF CIVIC READINESS TOOLKIT: EMPOWERING CIVIC READINESS IN NEW YORK STATE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK – OCTOBER 25TH – Generation Citizen (GC) is pleased to announce the launch of the NY State Seal of Civic Readiness Toolkit. This toolkit was developed to serve as an entry point for… Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Introducing the NY State Seal Of Civic Readiness Toolkit: Empowering Civic Readiness In New York State