2021: A Conversation Between a GC Alumna and Our CEO

This January marks two milestones for us at Generation Citizen: our first year with CEO Liz Clay Roy, and one year since the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol, which highlighted just how crucial our mission is. It has been a year of both challenge and new possibilities, and as we move forward, Liz… Continue reading 2021: A Conversation Between a GC Alumna and Our CEO

Press Release: GC New York Fall Civics Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 12, 2022 CONTACTS:Annie Toro, Manager, Communicationsatoro@generationcitizen.org Khin Mai Aung, Executive Director, New Yorkkaung@generationcitizen.org(646) 320-9105Ā  As a New Class of Elected Officials Assume Office, Hundreds of New York Students Champion Policy Responses to Community Issues at Biannual Student Action Project Showcase Generation Citizenā€™s Civics Day Highlights New York Public Middle and High School… Continue reading Press Release: GC New York Fall Civics Day

Art Activism

As a NYC public school teacher who has been facilitating action civics for students with the support of Generation Citizen for several years now, I realize that one of the hardest parts of taking action is to engage new people to help rally for our projectsā€™ goals. Although our educational system is hyper focused on… Continue reading Art Activism

Event Series Launch: Equity in Civics

This week, Generation Citizen kicked off our #EquityInCivics event series with our first national conversation, ā€œ#WeAreGenC: Advancing Equity in Civicsā€, co-hosted with our colleagues at the Childrenā€™s Defense Fund. We were thrilled to welcome Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson of the Childrenā€™s Defense Fund, Atlanta-based youth activist Royce Carter Mann, and Boston University professor Dr. Hardin… Continue reading Event Series Launch: Equity in Civics

Why Oklahoma

Novelist Rilla Askew boldly states, ā€œOklahoma is America: we are its microcosm; our story is Americaā€™s story, intensified to the hundredth power.ā€  I believe that this is true and will be lived out if we exchange fear of difference and embrace the fact that this difference is where Oklahoma was birthed from the beginning. The… Continue reading Why Oklahoma

Ruba Tariq: I am the present and future of American Democracy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Ruba Tariq: NSVF Video” _builder_version=”3.0.105″ src=”https://youtu.be/W9IQV3ea4mM” image_src=”//i.ytimg.com/vi/W9IQV3ea4mM/hqdefault.jpg” /][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.105″ background_layout=”light”] Ruba Tariq, a member of Generation Citizen’s Student Leadership Board, shares her message about the power of youth voice in democracy at the annual New Schools Venture Fund Summit, a gathering for education leaders who bring important and diverse perspectives in PreK-12… Continue reading Ruba Tariq: I am the present and future of American Democracy

ā€œChange-makingā€ in Process

Eli Emigh, Generation Citizen’s newest New York Program Associate, reflects on some of his first experiences in the classroom.   I began my role as a Program Associate with Generation Citizenā€™s NYC team at the start of February 2017 after working as an organizer with the Oregon Student Association. I was excited to continue working… Continue reading ā€œChange-makingā€ in Process

What We’re Reading

Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civic education space as a whole. This week’s articles focus on the importance of civics education and active citizenship in the aftermath of a tumultuous election. Three of these pieces are either authored by GC staff… Continue reading What We’re Reading