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

Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) released Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds today, written by CIRCLE lead researcher Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, University of Wisconsin Professor Chaeyoon Lim, and CIRCLE Director Peter Levine. This is a more extensive and ambitious follow-up to the report entitled Civic Health and Unemployment: Can Engagement Strengthen the Economy? Read More >

September 12th, 2012
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State Civic Health Reports are Uncovering Inequality and Pushing Conversations about Community Involvement

This past fall, 17 states each released their own versions of a Civic Health Index (CHI) with the assistance and support of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and CIRCLE. For the majority of these states, theirs was the first report of its kind, assessing levels of civic involvement among all residents and various demographic Read More >

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April 19th, 2011
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New Reports on the Civic Health of PA, MD, NY, OK, IL and Chicago Show Age Gaps in Civic Engagement

The last issue of Around the CIRCLE summarized reports on the civic health of Missouri, Arizona, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, California and the Greater Seattle metropolitan area. Since then, reports on the civic health of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Illinois, and the Chicagoland region have been released.1 These reports, produced by the National Conference Read More >

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April 19th, 2011
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2010 Reports Present Strengths and Weaknesses of States’ Civic Health

In September 2010, the National Conference on Citizenship and the Corporation for National and Community Service produced the first Civic Health Assessment. Thirteen states and four cities signed on to complete individualized civic health reports in 2010; CIRCLE contributed to the analysis of the state-specific data. Missouri, Arizona, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, California all produced Read More >

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January 19th, 2011
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CIRCLE Works with NCoC to Produce State-Level Reports on Civic Engagement

The first Civic Health Assessment, “Civic Life in America: Key Findings on the Civic Health of the Nation” was released on September 16. Download the article here.

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October 19th, 2010
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