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Impact on 2022

The 2022 YESI ranks the Senate and Governor races in which youth can have a decisive impact on 2022 election results.

Youth Voices and Votes are Critical to Elections

CIRCLE’s 2022 Youth Electoral Significance Index quantifies young people's potential for electoral impact and, critically, to serve as a tool for stakeholders to direct their efforts and resources to reach diverse communities of youth across the country.

CIRCLE at 20

Read our 20th anniversary report and consider how you can partner with us for the work ahead.

A Chronicle of Our Impact and Future Roadmap

2021 marked CIRCLE's 20th anniversary. We produced a report to document our impact over the past two decades and to highlight how we'll address the challenges of preparing all youth for democratic participation in the years to come.

New Endowment

This generous gift will allow us to expand our work, deepen our impact, and respond to the ever-evolving needs of our democracy.

Newhouse Foundation Endows CIRCLE Directorship

The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to endow the directorship of CIRCLE, a major gift that will ensure CIRCLE continues to play a leading role in efforts to strengthen a representative, multiracial democracy.

K-12 Civics

CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg served as principal investigator of this effort to transform civic education in America.

Educating for American Democracy

Preparing all young people to be engaged and effective participants in their communities and in democracy requires more than just reinvesting in civic education: it requires reshaping it to meet the needs of a diverse 21st century student body.

2020 Election

We're sharing comprehensive data and analyses on young people's participation and influence on the 2020 election.

Youth Voting in 2020

The 2020 election cycle was unprecedented: young people coped with a pandemic, took to the streets, and cast early ballots in record numbers. Our in-depth analyses of youth participating we're providing data and insights on their engagement and impact at every level in the 2020 election.

Latest Research

CIRCLE in the News

Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Could Alienate Young Republican Voters

Teen Vogue
“As some of these state laws may get more nuanced or may get more confusing language added to them, that makes it harder on ... young people to understand what they can do and how they can access having a voice on issues they care about and that affect them,” CIRCLE Deputy Director Abby Kiesa explains.

Millennial. Mom. Mayor. Another way Michelle Wu reflects a changing Boston

The Boston Globe
“It’s become more normal or normative to have a political voice,” said CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg. “It’s an advantage for a candidate like Michelle Wu who really did build community and had a very young campaign team that wasn’t made of seasoned 50-year-olds.”

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