December 2021
Looking Ahead to the New Year
Inside this newsletter:
  State Grant RFP: Deadline to Apply Jan. 28
  Civic Education Webinar: Jan. 21
  Member Survey
RFP for 2022 Re-grants Now Available!
Apply Today: State Coalition Request For Proposals (RFP)
Up to $20,000 per Grant Award
CivXNow works with and supports coalitions and entities operating within a state that are committed to including the broad diversity mirroring one’s state in the development of meaningful, bipartisan civic learning policy and practice improvements consistent with the recommendations outlined in the CivXNow State Policy Menu.
  CivXNow State Policy Menu
We believe that work at the state-level needs to be driven by state actors — such as the successes in Massachusetts and Indiana — and that a national organization’s best role is to facilitate and support their work so local advocates can drive the policy solutions that best represent their state.
To assist state-level coalitions/task forces in their coalition-building and policy work, CivXNow is opening our second Request for Proposal grantmaking process (RFP). Applicants have the opportunity to submit an application requesting up to $20,000 through CivXNow, a project of iCivics. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2022 by 4 p.m. ET.
Head to the News & Insights page on our website for more information, and to apply.
Civic Education: Essential for Sustaining U.S. Democracy
Friday, January 21, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET
Join the CivXNow Coalition and The Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University on Friday, January 21, 2022 for a jointly hosted webinar featuring four of the country’s leading civic education scholars and researchers. Panelists will summarize the latest research findings on the links between civic education and civic engagement later in life, and discuss the critical role that civic education must play at this time in sustaining our democracy.
  David E. Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame
  Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Newhouse Director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, of CIRCLE, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University
  Meira Levinson, Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society, Harvard University
  Jane C. Lo, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University.
Moderated by: Rashid Duroseau, Civics Program Director for Democracy Prep Public Schools
Member Survey — We Want Your Input!
As we continue planning coalition activities for 2022, we are seeking member input. If you’ve not already done so, please take five minutes to complete this brief end-of-year survey. The survey will provide invaluable information as we strategize how to best advance our collective goals and support coalition member work. We value your feedback and invite you to share your reflections on this year!
  CivXNow State Policy Menu
Our Mission
CivXNow is a coalition of partners from diverse viewpoints working to create a culture shift that elevates civic education and engagement as a national priority in order to protect and strengthen America’s constitutional democracy. This includes building a shared commitment to ensure that all young people are prepared to assume their rights and responsibilities to participate in civic life and address the issues facing students, their families, and communities in our increasingly dynamic, polarized, and digital society.
To achieve this goal, CivXNow advocates for bipartisan federal and state legislation that supports implementation of state and local policies that reimagine and deliver relevant, inclusive, and engaging K-12 civic learning, both in- and out-of-school.
A Team Effort
The CivXNow team produces this newsletter each month.
We are grateful for the energy, time, and guidance of the CivXNow Advisory Council and to many, many others who support individual projects.
The important work of CivXNow is generously funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York,
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
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