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The Constitution and the federal budget process

The state of the federal budget will be a hot topic of discussion as the new Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress set spending priorities in a contentious Washington environment. Here’s a brief look from Constitution Daily at the constitutional roots of this process. Read more

Economist Article: How to teach citizenship in schools

From The Economist: IN 2012 David Souter, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, argued that the greatest threat to American democracy was neither a foreign invasion nor a military coup, but ignorance about how government functions. “An ignorant people can never remain a free people,” he said, referring to Thomas Jefferson, “and democracy cannot… Continue Reading Economist Article: How to teach citizenship in schools

Announcing Halcyon: A New Nonprofit Organization Devoted to the Power of Human Creativity

Co-Founders Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Kate Goodall are delighted to announce the launch of Halcyon, a new public nonprofit* evolved from S&R Foundation, a private foundation that supports a diverse group of changemakers in art, science, and social enterprise. Arising from the Foundation’s success, Halcyon will now operate independently, with Goodall at the helm as… Continue Reading Announcing Halcyon: A New Nonprofit Organization Devoted to the Power of Human Creativity

iCivics was proudly named among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company

On February 13, 2017, iCivics – the civic education nonprofit founded by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – was proudly named among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company. The ranking honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impact-driven innovation. In just under… Continue Reading iCivics was proudly named among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company

A Video Game Game Can Help Kids Make Sense Of Post-Election Chaos

Originally posted on Forbes.com. Article By Jordan Shapiro Could video games be the cure for our political ails? In the past few months, election themed educational games by iCivics are approaching the popularity commercial games. They’ve reported 2.2M game plays in October, and 1.8M November 1-13. That’s a lot of learning through digital play. And it… Continue Reading A Video Game Game Can Help Kids Make Sense Of Post-Election Chaos

Fresh Talk For Change

Tune in to this page to watch live-streaming and recorded FRESH TALKs, the signature program series of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative. The next event will take place on March 29, 2017, FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton. View all of the Fresh Talks

Why And How We Give

By Kyle Caldwell The giving season in the last months of the year is a time when nonprofits can increase transactional gifts that may lead to relational opportunities throughout the next year. As a sector, it is important to understand how and why people give. We value individual and collective action in the United States.… Continue Reading Why And How We Give