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.


East Palo Alto Academy embodies compassion in the community

A small charter school of only 320 students just passing its 17th year, EPAA is making its mark as a leader of civic learning curriculum: on Friday, May 11, the school received the California Distinguished School of Civic Duty award, one of only six in the state this year.

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Argued in Brawley

The local Imperial County students, and the court, were hosted by Brawley Union High School in Brawley—one of only three schools statewide to achieve an Award of Excellence in the 2014 Civic Learning Awards co-sponsored by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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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.