Catch up with The Civic Circle:

The Civic Circle celebrates its 5th Anniversary on Sunday, June 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the festive Lower Tap Room of Denizens Brewing Co., located at 1115 East-West Highway in Silver Spring. Buy your tickets HERE or at the link below! Our honored guest will be Paul Monteiro, Maryland’s first Secretary of Service and Civic Innovation. We’ll also have civic songs from jazz vocalist Alison Crockett, silent and live auctions with Maryland

The Power of Student-to-Student Learning

Posted by Benny Mattis on  May 22, 2023
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Students in Grades 3-5 at Weller Road and Wheaton Woods Elementary Schools spent the spring writing civic songs with teaching artists Munit Mesfin and Gabrielle Zwi, then performed those songs for younger students (ranging from Pre-K to 2nd grade) at their schools. The younger kids loved watching their older peers perform, and the older students took great pride in sharing the songs that they wrote. Here’s a snippet from one of the Weller Road students’

Youth Civic Summit, Take Three!

Posted by Benny Mattis on  April 21, 2023
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The Civic Circle was honored to participate in the Maryland Civic Education Coalition’s third annual summit, titled “Strengthening Civics for All!” We had a Youth Service and Civics Slam, roundtable discussions on civics as a lifelong journey and Civic Seals as a civic learning tool, and remarks by Maryland Congressman Glenn Ivey, State Senator Shelly Hettleman, and others. Ann Arundel Social Studies teacher Erin Few said it best when she summed up why the pandemic

Join the Civic Circle Team!

Posted by Benny Mattis on  March 23, 2023
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Jump-start your career and strengthen democracy! The Civic Circle seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA program development specialist to help expand our arts-based civic learning program for students ages 8-13. This position includes full benefits, professional training opportunities, and tuition assistance. The VISTA will make a valuable social impact while gaining skills in program development, marketing, evaluation and nonprofit governance. Help empower the next generation with civic skills through our creative, arts-based program! Apply Here

Welcome, Board Members!

Posted by Benny Mattis on  March 23, 2023
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The Civic Circle is honored to welcome two distinguished new members to our Board of Directors, Rick Cohen and Danielle Gray. Rick is the Chief Communications Officer/Chief Operating Officer for the National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest nonprofit network. Danielle is an avid philanthropist and volunteer with interests in the arts and civic engagement, and serves as the Professional Development Fund Program Manager for Inova Health System. Welcome, Rick and Danielle!