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A Civics Series for Today.

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2018 - 2019

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Next Generation Politics is a new interactive civics education workshop series that brings teens from diverse backgrounds together for important dialogue on engaging civics-related topics.

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Discover the Issues

Explore our collection of resources relating to topics from our Civic Forums, including videos, articles, links, and exclusive session content.

Voting Rights

Voting is the heart of our democracy yet voting rights have always engendered voting fights. Students delved into the context of voting today, and discussed ideas for increasing voter access and engagement.

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Immigration

The United States is on the verge of changes to immigration law. Civic Fellows investigated different perspectives and explore issues surrounding immigration reform.

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Press, Media, and Social Media

The press is often called the fourth branch of government (or “fourth estate”) as it is the watchdog of the democratic process. Fellows explored the role the press has in shaping public opinion, the responsibility of journalists, and the challenges of our current age.

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Civic Dilemmas in Infrastructure

While infrastructure refers to something physical, it is undergirded by civic actions—choices and decisions about what to invest in, where, and for whom. Fellows examined two persistent human problems—water and transportation—analyzing choices made historically and their implications for today.

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Gentrification and Affordable Housing

Gentrification provokes considerable debate and controversy over how it affects neighborhoods and those residing in them. Fellows investigated how neighborhoods can be safe and imbued with desirable amenities without displacing long-term residents and businesses--and what that would look like.

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Freedom of Expression

Fellows explored how this most fundamental right, guaranteed in the First Amendment and held dear by liberals, conservatives, and libertarians, should be be interpreted in the context of our times, and whether it needs a 21st-Century upgrade.

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Freedom of Expression

APRIL 15, 2018 | ROOSEVELT HOUSE, NY

Freedom of speech is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans, guaranteed in the First Amendment and held dear by liberals, conservatives, and libertarians.

SPEAKER(S): Will Creeley

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Partner Schools

We are delighted to partner with exemplary schools who are committed to empowering the next generation to make informed decisions, be active citizens, make sense of the current political climate, and get involved.

ARTHUR L. JOHNSON

BARUCH

BROOKLYN PROSPECT

DWIGHT SCHOOL

FACING HISTORY SCHOOL

GRACE CHURCH

HARVEST COLLEGIATE

MOTT HALL BRONX

NEW EXPLORATIONS INTO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & MATH (NEST +M)

SPENCE

POLY PREP

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE