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
Youth Expertise: the 26th Amendment
On the 50th anniversary or the voting age being lowered to 18, young people are sharing their insights and experiences about how to ensure the newest eligible voters are prepared to cast their ballot.
Endowment and Advisory Board
CIRCLE's leadership is stronger than ever. With a $1.5 million gift, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation has endowed the directorship of CIRCLE, and we have launched an advisory board of diverse leaders whose insights and expertise will inform our work.
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!
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.