CIRCLE brought together leading scholars, practitioners and grant-makers to inform our ongoing research on the civic engagement of immigrant youth. Twenty-one participants gathered at The New School University, amidst growing political and media discussion of immigration laws and immigrants. The meeting sought to explore the specific characteristics of immigrant youth that might affect their civic engagement. However, at the heart of the meeting was the question of measuring civic engagement among immigrant youth. Participants concluded that traditional measures of civic engagement do not capture the myriad ways that immigrant youth are involved in politics and civil society.
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