The only way we can meet the many challenges currently facing California and the nation is with a citizenry that understands and participates in all aspects of civic life.

Join us in shining a light on the need for quality civic education and engagement to ensure that these important issues are ultimately part of meaningful state policy changes.

Learn about the CA Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning recommendations.


Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia welcomes Imperial students to California Capitol

The students are currently participating in Comité Cívico del Valle’s Youth Environmental Health Internship. Comité Cívico del Valle is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the lives of disadvantaged areas through a wide range of approaches including civic education, outreach, research, citizen science and crowdsourcing.

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Marshall Fundamental Wins Top State Award for Civic Education Program

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School is the recipient of the “Award of Excellence,” the highest honor in the annual Civic Learning Awards program sponsored by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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Civic Learning Awards Given To 13 Bay Area Schools

The awards, which celebrate the effort by schools to teach civics, is in its sixth year and is co-sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and Chief Justice of California Tani Cantil-Sakauye.

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Watch how California high school students benefit from engaging civic learning programs that equip, empower, and encourage them to grow into active citizens. The Power of Democracy Steering Committee is working to support robust civic learning experiences for all California students.