The Civic Circle is extremely grateful to the amazing young people who made Youth Civic Saturday such a success! And thanks to the No Boundaries Youth Organizers for co-hosting. A shout-out also goes out to Citizen University for creating Civic Saturdays, and for the fellowship opportunity that made this one happen. Our topic was “You Have the Power,” and we had stirring original poetry from Isaiah (Zay) Young and Daniella (DD) Gonyoe, uplifting songs sung
Thanks to all who made our GivingCivicsNow fundraiser a success. Between contributions received on FB and other platforms, we exceeded our $3,000 goal, and netted more than $3,200 in receipts. Big thanks to all who made it happen! This is part one of a multi-part fundraiser to help The Civic Circle meet a $10,000 matching grant target so we can bring on our first full-time team member. Thanks to Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic for this opportunity,
The Civic Circle is excited to partner with No Boundaries Youth Coalition on our first Youth Civic Saturday! This virtual community gathering takes place on: Saturday, May 8 at 11 a.m. Our topic will be: You Have the Power! Come hear youth share their success stories about organizing and speaking out. We will also hear youth songs, readings and poetry, and break out into circles for civic conversations. Launched by Seattle-based Citizen University, Civic Saturday
Civic Circle students have written several heartfelt and expressive songs in our after-school workshops, on topics ranging from voting to immigration and bullying. Recently a group of students in Grades 3-5 wrote a song with Lea Morris called “We’ll Get There Soon” that seemed to capture both the upheaval they have faced in recent months, and their unquenchable hope for better days ahead. Lea’s beautiful video, which featured a virtual student choir created with the
The Civic Circle was excited to see that our lesson plans on democracy and women’s suffrage were among the Educator Resources included in an ambitious new Educating for American Democracy blueprint released last month. The blueprint is part of a national campaign to both invest in and reimagine civic learning for the 21st Century. The Civic Circle welcomes the chance to be part of this larger movement to revive civic education.
“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!