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

Featured: Five Strategies to Revive Civic Communication

Civic Engagement and Community Information: Five Strategies to Revive Civic Communication, is a new policy paper by CIRCLE Director, Peter Levine.  It was released on June 10, 2011 in Chicago at a high-level roundtable discussion.  The report calls on community and elected leaders to adopt sensible strategies to strengthen civic communication and citizen engagement. The Read More >

June 10th, 2011
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Make Voting Fun?

Several scholars asked this question in 2005 and 2006 as they experimented with election-day festivals as a tool to increase voter turnout.[1] Festivals may seem a foreign concept to some who have only experienced rather sedate election days. But the voting experience used to be far more social (for men, at least) than it is Read More >

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April 18th, 2011
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Special Report: Young Voter Mobilization Tactics

by Young Voter Strategies and CIRCLE September 2006 This booklet outlines the best ways to reach and turn out young voters, from phone banks to door knocks. Each tactic is evaluated through a randomized field experiment in order to determine how much that tactic increases a person’s likelihood to vote and for its cost-effectiveness.We also Read More >

September 7th, 2006
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Working Paper 23: A Comparative Analysis of Community Youth Development Strategies

by Michell Alberti Gambone, Hanh Cao Yu, Heather Lewis-Charp, Cynthia L. Sipe, and Johanna Lacoe October 2004 “Many youth-serving organizations are engaging young people in youth organizing and/or in interventions to support specific identity development in response to a need for meaningful opportunities for older and diverse youth to be civically involved in their communities. Read More >

October 31st, 2004
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Special Report: Youth Vote Coalition’s Best Practices Handbook in Nonpartisan Voter Mobilization

by The Youth Vote Coalition March 2004 The Youth Vote Coalition released a how-to guide on mobilizing young voters entitled “Youth Vote Coalition’s Best Practices Handbook in Nonpartisan Voter Mobilization”. The handbook is a compilation of campaign experiences from twelve Youth Vote Coalition field sites nationwide. The handbook is based on research conducted by Youth Read More >

March 30th, 2004
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