There are deep inequalities in youth civic knowledge and participation across socioeconomic levels that must be addressed to strengthen our democracy, and there is a vital role for universities and other institutions of higher education, not only in promoting youth engagement, but also closing this gap.
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 >
by Andrea Finlay and Connie Flanagan September 2009 In CIRCLE working paper (#67) and factsheet “Civic Engagement and Educational Progress in Young Adulthood”, the authors find that young adults (those between the ages of 16 and 30 at baseline) who make academic progress over a four-year period are also more likely to participate in civic Read More >
New CIRCLE Research Reveals Higher Income School Districts Offer More Opportunities to Learn about Politics and Citizenship February 2008 Although half of young Americans ages 18-29 have never enrolled in college, 79 percent of the young voters on Super Tuesday attended college, according to new CIRCLE research. This gap was also evident in youth turnout Read More >
CIRCLE director Peter Levine discusses the Millennials Talk Politics report at the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) conference in Boston.