Learning Resources

We recommend the following organizations which have easily accessible and usable civics
information, and civics learning and civics engagement programs, focused primarily on GEN Z
and Adults. These are the essentials:

Made By Us


“Our network represents hundreds of museums (and libraries) who are stepping up to serve as
civic hubs for young adults.”

CIRCLE – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement


at Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University

Civics For Life


Civics For Life is an online resource center for multigenerational civics education, civil discourse, and civic management, an initiative of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute For American Democracy oconnorinstitute.org

Future Caucus


Nation-Wide, bipartisan organization for GEN Z and Millennial Lawmakers, including two New York State Assemblymen, committed to transforming democracy and bridging the partisan

Other curated organizations offering useful information:

Civic Genius


Civic Genius, based in Rochester, New York, is committed to increasing civic engagement, improving the quality of political discourse, and high-lighting real-world stories of people working together across political lines by finding common ground.

National Issues Forums


On-Line and In-Person approaches to better conversations in a divided America, offering
materials and resources

1st. Amendment-1st. Vote


Pathway to government leadership for teen, gen z girls in Upstate New York- Based in Auburn, New York

National Center For Free Speech and Civic Engagement at the University of California


Exploring what can be done to restore trust in the value of free speech on college campuses and within society-at-large

University of Chicago, Report of The Committee on Freedom of Expression


The Committee on Freedom of Expression at the University of Chicago was appointed in July 2014 by President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Eric D. Isaacs “in light of recent events nationwide that have tested institutional commitments to free and open discourse.” The Committee’s charge was to draft a statement “articulating the University’s overarching commitment to free, robust, and uninhibited debate and deliberation among all members of the University’s community.

C4A Community Conversations
The C4A Future Leaders Program

The National Archives
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution

The Bill of Rights

The Gettysburg Address
Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Leadership
Educating for American Democracy
Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy
Developing Digital Citizens
Issue Advisory: A House Divided
The Inaugural Civic Season, 2021
Made by Us: Who We Are
Reflections on the First Civic Season
Why Civics? Why Now?
Will Gen Z Care About America’s 250th?
Measuring What Matters with Democracy in the Balance