The Campaign for the Civic Mission Schools was created to expand and improve civic learning in our schools, grade K-12. The Campaign works with its 40 coalition partners, the Campaign’s Steering Committee, to bring about the changes in state, local, and national policy that promote civic learning and implement the recommendations in the Civic Mission of Schools Report.
CICRLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) conducts research on civic education in schools, colleges, and community settings and on young Americans’ voting and political participation, service, activism, media use, and other forms of civic engagement. It is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. There are Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local Leagues nationwide.
Mikva Challenge develops the next generation of civic leaders, activists and policy-makers. They do this by providing young people with opportunities to actively participate in the political process, because they believe that the best way to learn leadership and to learn democracy is to experience both.
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the nation’s oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services and digital archiving, as well as several well-established awards programs.
Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership service, and support for all social studies educators.
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. Nonprofit VOTE is the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.
Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build political power for young people in our country. Founded twenty years ago at the intersection of popular culture and politics, Rock the Vote is growing its team and its campaigns in 2011, to support the tidal wave of young people who want to get involved in elections and seize the power of youth vote to create political and social change.