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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

CIRCLE on Insta!

Did you know CIRCLE is now on Instagram? Follow us @civicyouth for the latest data, insights, and commentary on young voters, the 2022 election, civic education, and young people's participation in our democracy.

CIRCLE Growing Voters

On June 14, we held a special event to launch CIRCLE Growing Voters, a major new report and framework for how institutions and communities can start preparing young people, before they turn 18, to participate in democracy.

New Article in Social Education

In the latest issue of Social Education, our deputy director Abby Kiesa and our partners at the Civic Engagement Research Group wrote about how to provide nonpartisan voter education equitably and effectively.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events that CIRCLE will be hosting or in which we will be participating. Please check back soon!

Latest Research

What are we working on? Check out the most recent CIRCLE data and analysis on civic education, youth voting, how institutions can support more equitable youth engagement, and more.

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.

Abby Kiesa on Youth Voting and Campaign 2022

Abby Kiesa, deputy director of Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, talked about youth voting and how millennials could affect the 2022 midterms.

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