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.


Students To ‘Do Civics’ At A School Near You

A couple of years ago, state education officials redefined what it means to be prepared for college and a career. Now they say kids should leave high school ready for civic life. To make that happen, the state advises that schools scrap eighth grade world history class and instead focus on civics.

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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.