Catch up with The Civic Circle:

Meet Program Manager Kelly Gilpin Clarke

Posted by encarney on  August 23, 2022
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The Civic Circle is very excited to welcome Kelly Gilpin Clarke as our first Program Manager, a position made possible by the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the Children’s Opportunity Fund. Kelly comes to us with exceptional credentials as a student-focused educator with 14 years of experience. She most recently served a decade as a tenured professor at SUNY Nassau Community College in New York, where her many roles included helping hundreds of students with

Thank You, Greater Washington Community Foundation

Posted by encarney on  July 26, 2022
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The Civic Circle is honored and excited to be among more than a dozen nonprofits in the region to receive grant support from the Greater Washington Community Foundation. This grant comes through the Children’s Opportunity Fund, which recently announced its launch as an independent nonprofit, and will enable us to hire a program manager so we can serve more students in Eastern Montgomery County. Thank you!

Happiness is Hamilton Camp

Posted by encarney on  June 30, 2022
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The Civic Circle’s Hamilton Camp with Carpe Diem Arts was a heartwarming success, thanks to an extremely special group of campers who threw themselves into Hamilton singalongs and crafts, songwriting and ukulele lessons. Campers even created an illustrated a “Revolutionary War Timeline,” proving again that yes, you can get elementary schoolers excited about American history. A highlight was a camper performance of “The Citizen Tango,” about the “seven steps to democracy” at Carpe Diem’s Community

Welcome New Board Members!

Posted by encarney on  June 22, 2022
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The Civic Circle is thrilled to welcome Vanesa Pinto (left) and Catherine Sheehy (right) to our Board of Directors! Vanesa is Empowerment and Leadership Development Program Director at CHEER (Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research), where she oversees advocacy and community organizing in Long Branch. Catherine is Global Lead for Sustainability Partnerships at the safety science organization UL. For more than two decades, she has worked at the intersections of business, economics and

GivingCivics Thanks!

Posted by encarney on  June 7, 2022
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Big thanks to everyone who made our GivingCivicsNow campaign a success! We exceeded our goal with more than $3,000 in contributions large and small via Facebook, PayPal, and the good old U.S. Postal Service. Here are some of the reasons why GivingCivicsNow was so important this year: Democracy is in a fragile state. Election systems are under assault, and Americans’ confidence in public institutions is at a low point. We inspire young students to understand