McCormick Foundation releases updated Illinois Civic Blueprint

The blueprint is designed to provide educators, policymakers, and parents: explanations of proven civic learning practices; examples of high schools, educators, and community partners employing them; and recommendations and resources for their implementation.

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Evaluating Our Work

Earlier this year, the Civics program worked with an external evaluator to administer a confidential survey to organizations that applied for or received a grant from our program between 2010 and 2013. The goal of the survey was to assess our performance in key grant-making areas, to solicit ideas on how we can enhance our relationship with grantees, and to better understand grantees’ perceptions of, and experiences with, the Civics program. We invite you to take a look at the full survey report or the executive summary. We welcome your thoughts!

 

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Civics Program

Mission

Strengthen our civic education system to better facilitate informed and effective lifelong civic engagement.

Our Approach

Effective civic habits must be cultivated in our youth if they are to take root and thrive into adulthood. To this end, the Civics Program provides Chicagoland youth ages 12 through 22 with the civic knowledge, skills and experiences they need to remain engaged throughout their lives. Our investments focus on three key areas:

  • Delivering high-quality educational programming and resources
  • Building the knowledge, capacity and efficacy of educators
  • Promoting the essential civic mission of schools

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