We constantly strive to learn from others and to make sure our research is informed by the work of practitioners and advocates. We're always happy to speak with community leaders, educators, policymakers, activists, journalists, fellow researchers, and young people. We encourage you to get in touch with us if you have questions about our data, requests for assistance, ideas for potential collaborations, invitations to speaking engagements, or if you want to learn more about how you can help improve youth civic engagement.
We are especially interested in how individuals and organizations in a wide range of fields are using our work to further equitable opportunity and access, and how we can support those efforts. We do our best to respond to all messages in a timely manner.
A robust, fact-driven public conversation about young people's role in democracy is essential. We encourage journalists and media outlets to cite our data and analysis, and CIRCLE experts are available to speak to reporters on background and/or on the record, as well as for live or prerecorded appearances in radio or television. Whether you're looking for specific information, seeking research-informed commentary, or simply trying to better understand youth civic and political engagement, please reach out to us with your questions.
We're always excited to hear from students and other young people who are learning about or practicing civic engagement in their schools or communities. We can often point students in the direction of data, organizations, or potential partners who can support your work. However, please be aware that our capacity to directly support coursework or research on an ongoing basis is limited.
We occasionally have openings for research assistant positions that are open to undergraduate or graduate students. When there's an open position, we'll share it on this page.