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January 16, 2018

Why use digital storytelling to teach civics and foster civic engagement? And what does that have to do with Clarence Earl Gideon?

Stories of real people and real events are most often what the Supreme Court uses to interpret the US Constitution and shape our most fundamental rights. […]
December 6, 2017

“Leading a Civic Life”: Featured in Main Street Magazine

October 4, 2017

Sonia Sotomayor on Civics Education

By Mark Walsh on September 22, 2017 8:45 AM Washington U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, speaking as the keynoter at a forum on civics education Thursday, stressed the […]
August 30, 2017

Transforming students into engaged citizens

Civics education and digital storytelling both have a vital and tremendous role to play in addressing and changing the disparity and debilitation that so many of […]
August 30, 2017

The Nitty Gritty

Civic Life Project teaches civics education in high school classrooms through documentary filmmaking. We bring civics education to life and deeply empower each student’s sense of […]
August 5, 2017

How Donald Trump is Reviving Our Democracy (and civic education)

The president has energized his own supporters, and his attacks on established institutions have triggered a systemic immune response in the body politic. Read more at […]
August 4, 2017

Care About Civics?

If we care about our democracy, about the environment, our future Supreme Court or who will be our next president we should all care about Civic […]
June 9, 2017

Civic Life Project brings hefty topics to life

By Ashlee Baldwin Nearly 50 people gathered in the Community Room at Noble Horizons on Tuesday, May 30, to watch a series of student films.  The […]
June 9, 2017

Topical issues, from the heart, in films by teens

Salisbury Forum By Leon Graham MILLERTON — In a time of polarized politics and public discourse, the Civic Life Project — a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization — uses […]
Civic Life Project and Youth Film Challenge