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We're focused on the connections between research and practice: on making sure that our work helps to clarify practical questions for educators, communities, and policymakers and has an impact on more equitable youth opportunity and engagement. We strive to ensure that our research is timely and relevant to a broad range of audiences, and we work with local and national partners on numerous campaigns and initiatives to strengthen various aspects of youth civic education and engagement. We believe collaboration is necessary for substantive change to occur and that research informed by the experiences and knowledge of youth and practitioners is most practical.

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Updates and Announcements

Civic Spring Partnership

CIRCLE is honored to partner with the WW Foundation on its Civic Spring project, which is supporting young leaders in diverse communities across the country as they respond to the pandemic. We look forward to learning from these exceptional youth and sharing critical insights.

TFDA Webinar for Teachers

The Teaching for Democracy Alliance, which is coordinated by CIRCLE, is partnering with the National Council for the Social Studies to host a September 29 webinar for K-12 educators on how to engage with students in order to help them navigate the 2020 elections.

Webinar: The Youth Vote in 2020

On Tuesday, July 14 we hosted a webinar in partnership with Gallup on supporting young voters. Our Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg shared new research alongside Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and youth organizer Montserrat Arredondo.

Latest Research

What are we working on? Check out the most recent CIRCLE data and analysis on youth participation in civic life.

In the Media

There should be a vibrant, data-informed public conversation about youth civic education and engagement: what's working, what's not, and why it's important. Our research, which appears frequently in major media outlets, helps to drive that conversation.

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