CIRCLE in Action
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
Young People and the Media
Young people's relationship with traditional and social media shapes their civic and political engagement. Through our Rep Us Project and other research and initiatives, we're highlighting how youth consume and create media to participate in democracy.
CIRCLE Welcomes New Tisch College Dean
We're excited to begin working with Dayna Cunningham, who has begun her term as Dean of CIRCLE's home: the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. We look forward to learning with and from this experienced civic leader!
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Want to make sure you don't miss the latest research, news, and events from CIRCLE? Join our email list to receive a monthly bulletin with new data and insights about youth civic education and engagement, and to learn about opportunities to connect with our work.
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.