Stanford University grant enables Generation Citizen to expand San Francisco Bay Area high school civics programming

Generation Citizen, a national non-profit educational organization, has been awarded a $15,000 grant by Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) to promote and expand its Action Civics programming across the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Engaging young people in civic participation through hands-on democracy education is more important than ever. We are delighted to be awarded this Stanford PACS grant to enable Generation Citizen to expand our teacher training and curriculum in the Bay Area,” said Generation Citizen CEO Elizabeth Clay Roy.

Through the Generation Citizen Action Civics program, Bay Area middle and high schools teachers will be supported through extensive professional development and ongoing instructional coaching by GC program staff. With this support, teachers will implement a semester-long project-based civics program in their classroom.  Students will research and discuss community issues, learn to find consensus with their classmates, and complete a civics project working toward systemic, long-lasting change.

Generation Citizen currently partners with schools  throughout the Bay Area, from Santa Rosa to Berkeley and San Ramon in the East Bay, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties. “At this critical time, the Stanford PACS grant will enable Generation Citizen to support more teachers, students, and communities, and we are grateful to the Stanford PACS for this recognition,” said Megan Brandon, Generation Citizen’s Program Director.

Stanford PACS is a research center for students, scholars and practitioners to explore and share ideas that create social change. Generation Citizen also conducts direct programming in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Texas.