CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

A Closer Look at African-American Turnout

African-American turnout was remarkably high in 2008, and that fact received considerable attention. The turnout of African-Americans in 2010 was notably lower, and African-American turnout declined more than white turnout did between 2008 and 2010. According to the Census Current Population Survey, African-American* citizens over the age of 18 were 4.6 percentage points less likely Read More >

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July 29th, 2011
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Black Youth Civic Engagement

I am at the Open Society Foundation in Washington, DC for a convening on Black Youth Civic Engagement, which has drawn many of the leading experts and activists on African American young people and politics. The CIRCLE PowerPoint that I presented provides an overview of this issue from our perspective. African American Youth Here is Read More >

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July 7th, 2011
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Around the CIRCLE– V3.I2 November 2005

Download the latest edition of CIRCLE’s quarterly publication (v3.i2–November 2005), Around the CIRCLE, from here.  This issue includes the following articles: Around the Circle is designed to provide you with snapshots of the latest research on youth civic engagement and civic education. The newsletter features regular columns: Table of Contents Why Young People are Volunteering Read More >

November 13th, 2005
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Working Paper 38: Giving Back to the Community: African American Inner City Teens and Civic Engagement

by Michelle M. Charles August 2005 “I conducted my study from April, 2003 to September, 2004. The entire project was intended to serve as a baseline case study for consideration by the national civic engagement activist community. My target population was Philadelphia African American teens ages 15 to 19 years old living in the most Read More >

August 31st, 2005
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