The Civic Circle is thrilled to welcome Trevor Schmutz as our first full-time team member. Trevor is a graduate student in public policy at George Washington University, and joins us as an AmeriCorps VISTA team member thanks to the sponsorship of Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic. Trevor has experience in fundraising, event planning, and community arts, among other areas, and will be assisting The Civic Circle with capacity building as a Program Development Specialist. He got off
Munit Mesfin The Civic Circle is excited to be joining the D.C. Public Library’s Civic Engagement Summer School with a special presentation by Teaching Artist and award-winning singer-songwriter Munit Mesfin. Munit will lead a collective songwriting workshop with youth and adults of all ages, with a special focus on songs of social justice and female empowerment. Participants should be able to walk away singing a song that they have written about an issue that matters
The Civic Circle was thrilled to bring a summer concert of patriotic songs to more than 80 elementary school students at the Horizons Greater Washington Summer Program on July 16th. Our “Happy Birthday, America!” concert featured a powerhouse lineup of talented children’s performers: Lea Morris invited students to take seven “steps to democracy” with The Citizen Tango, and performed our civility and news literacy songs (“Listen!” and “Whisper Down the Lane.”) Uasuf Gueye got the kids
BIG THANKS TO THE MANY SUPPORTERS who made The Civic Circle’s “Raise a Glass to Freedom” celebration such a resounding success. We had more than 50 attendees in the “Zoom” room where it happened, and far exceeded our fundraising target. If you missed the celebration but would like to watch it now, please click HERE or above! We had a fantastic team, including Co-Hosts Jeffrey Slavin and Margo Reid, producer Danny Schwartz, presenters Michael Amilcar
Please mark your calendars for “Raise a Glass to Freedom,” a virtual, Hamilton-themed fundraiser to benefit The Civic Circle taking place on Friday, July 2, 2021, from 6 to 7 p.m. We’ll have a visit from Congressman Jamie Raskin, a committed civic educator and author of “We the Students,” along with Hamilton-themed auction baskets and cameo appearances from Hamilton stars Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica Skyler) and Tamar Greene (George Washington). Our auction items will include Hamilton
“Whisper Down the Lane” Debuts at Civic Education Leadership Summit
Big thanks to the Maryland Civic Education Coalition for featuring The Civic Circle’s new media literacy video, “Whisper Down the Lane,” at its February 17 Civic Education and Engagement Leadership Summit.
Performed by the wonderful Lea Morris, the song features the message that “sometimes the truth gets lost along the way,” and aired just before the Summit’s roundtable on “Truth Decay.” Watch here!