New Book: Melissa Bass, The Politics and Civics of National Service: Lessons from the Civilian Conversation Corps, VISTA, and AmeriCorps
Melissa Bass has published The Politics and Civics of National Service: Lessons from the Civilian Conversation Corps, VISTA, and AmeriCorps (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2013). This book originated with a CIRCLE grant and two CIRCLE Working Papers (numbers 11 and 12). It is a great achievement and truly essential reading for anyone who is Read More >
On April 29, 2010, scholars, civic leaders, and federal officials met in Washington to develop a federal policy agenda for civic skills. The conference was convened by CIRCLE at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. It was co-sponsored by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and Strengthening Our Read More >
The July edition (V7.i3) of CIRCLE’s quarterly newsletter. Around the CIRCLE, can be downloaded from here. The newsletter includes a variety of articles including: Federal Policy and Civic Skills Schoolwide Civic Intervention May Help to Increase Community Participation Among Students of All Backgrounds CIRCLE’s Social Media Experiments State 2009 Civic Health Reports Reflect Unique Characteristics Read More >
CIRCLE releases a new fact sheet entitled “Civic Skills and Federal Policy” (PDF). The fact sheet notes that citizens can improve their communities, the government, and the nation through active civic engagement and collaboration. To do so requires skills. Educational programs and other government-supported initiatives have been shown to enhance Americans’ civic skills and their levels of engagement. But these programs and other opportunities are scarce and unequal, often provided to people who are already the most likely to be engaged.
At the National Press Club, April 29, 2010 Co-sponsored by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and Strengthening Our Nation’s Democracy Agenda 10-11:30am – Welcome and Opening Overview Panel Shirley Sagawa, former managing director of the Corporation for National and Community Service and fellow, Center for American Progress Michael Delli Carpini, Dean of Read More >