Civics Learning Project
CIvics Learning Project equips and empowers students with the knowledge, essential skills, and motivation to become active participants in their communities and our democracy.
Bottom Line for Portland
Oregon’s youth needs to know how our government works, how to speak with respect for opposing points of view, and how to advocate with conviction and clear thinking. With so many challenges facing our schools and our communities today, the need for this work is more critical than ever. We engage students through the Mock Trial competition; the We the People Constitution team programs, which have them respond to questions in simulated hearings; Community Action Programs, which have them select a community problem to address with the help of stakeholders and community leaders; Courthouse Tours; and curriculum that actively engage students and teachers in the democratic process. Learning their rights and responsibilities prepares the next generation to lead and participate in informed, active ways. In the 2022-23 school year, we engaged with over 1,300 teachers and nearly 150,000 students throughout Oregon.
“Civics Learning Project is the best civics organization out there. Every program and training I engage with challenges me to learn about – and live – democracy.”
Geoff Stuckart, High School Teacher
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A critical component of the strategic plan adopted by our Board this year is expanding the reach and impact of our programs to ALL students, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, background, economic status, or any other status. To this end, we have adapted our curriculum and programs to include online components to eliminate the barriers imposed by requiring in-person participation. We have also launched Board-led initiatives to work directly with organizations representing marginalized communities and learn what ways we can improve our programs and outreach to ensure that ALL students have access to our programs.
Bambuza Hospitality is a committed supporter of education for all and a proud partner of Civics Learning Project.
Year Founded: 1983
Tax ID: 93-0847940
Civics Learning Project is in the Education category which is sponsored by Bank of America.
They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.