The American Democracy Project, The American Democracy Project for Civic Engagement is a national, multi-campus initiative that seeks to foster informed civic engagement in the United States. The project seeks to create a greater intellectual understanding and commitment to participate in the civic life of the United States.
Association of American Colleges and Universities, AAC&U is a strong proponent of promoting civic engagement as an essential foundation for learning through its Center for Liberal Education and Civic Engagement and national projects such as Core Commitments: Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility, Bringing Theory to Practice, and our transatlantic partnership with the Council of Europe.
Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), CIRCLE was founded in 2001 with a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts and is based in the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs. It conducts and funds research on civic engagement, which has practical implications for those who work to increase young people's engagement in politics and civic life. CIRCLE is also a clearinghouse for relevant information and scholarship.
Civitas International, Works to maintain a worldwide civic education network in order to strengthen effective education for informed and responsible citizenship in emerging and established democracies around the world.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Promotes health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions.
Diversity Web, This site is designed to provide a comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources for campus practitioners seeking to place diversity at the center of the academy's educational and societal mission
Echoing Green, Through a two-year fellowship program, Echoing Green invests in and supports emerging social entrepreneurs to launch new organizations that deliver high-impact solutions to society's most difficult problems.
Engaging Communities and Campuses, A program established by the Council of Independent Colleges whose main focus is to assist in the formation of partnerships between private colleges and universities and community organizations. This program emphasizes the use of experiential learning to meet the needs of the community.
Facing History and Ourselves, Facing History and Ourselves delivers classroom strategies, resources and lessons that inspire young people to take responsibility for their world.
Generation Citizen, Generation Citizen empowers young people to become engaged and effective citizens.
The Higher Education Network for Community Engagement (HENCE), HENCE is a response to the growing need to deepen, consolidate, and advance the literature, research, practice, policy, and advocacy for community engagement as a core element of higher education's role in society. Increasingly, higher education institutions are intentionally connecting academic work to public purposes through extensive partnerships that involve faculty, staff, and students in active collaboration with communities.
Imagining America, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life is a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. Public scholarship joins serious intellectual endeavor with a commitment to public practice and public consequence.
Innovations in Civic Participation, ICP promotes civic participation as a strategy to address important issues around the world and supports the development of service as an emerging social institution.
Journal of Civic Engagement, The Journal for Civic Commitment is a twice-yearly, online journal dedicated to service-learning and civic engagement.
National Issues Forums, National Issues Forums bring people together to talk about important issues that range from small study circles held in peoples' homes to large community gatherings modeled on New England town meetings.
New Directions in Civic Engagement, Published by the Pew Partnership, this resource has four thematic elements representing the most pressing questions surrounding university and community partnerships.
The People Speak, The People Speak is a campaign to engage young people on the global issues that will shape their future.
The Political Engagement Project (PEP), This project of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching addresses a serious problem facing American democracy - the growing disengagement of young people from politics. In order to strengthen education for responsible, engaged citizenship among college students, the PEP will document and study a diverse collection of academic courses and programs that represent creative approaches to undergraduate political education. This three-year project involves a collaborative study of twenty-one diverse courses and academic programs.
The Roosevelt Institute, The Roosevelt Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan national network of campus-based student think tanks. Its members conduct policy research on the pressing political issues facing our world.
Smart Communities, This blog is maintained by Suzanne Morse, president of the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. Its purpose is to monitor civic change in communities.