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.


Pasadena’s Marshall Fundamental Showcases Award-Winning Civic Education Program

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School hosted a recognition event on Friday, April 13, 2018, to highlight its civic learning program award. Marshall is a recipient of the high school level 2018 “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. The Chief Justice presented the Award of Excellence at the recognition event.

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Sierra school receives state civic learning award

The award was presented by Presiding Judge of the El Dorado County Superior Court, Judge Suzanne Kingsbury, who addressed students during the ceremony, “Congratulations and I hope you learned a lot about the law and how to make good choices.”

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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.