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 8 years, iCivics has become the leading digital civics education site in the nation. By pairing game-based learning with a high-quality curriculum, iCivics helps students understand – and gain interest for– our government systems. All in a non-partisan way, and for free. Young people learn best by doing: simulations allow young people to BE the president, to BE a judge, to BE a community activist fighting for local change. The demand for high-quality and teacher-friendly civics resources that work is growing fast. As the 2016 election year culminated, iCivics games were played over 5.2 Million times – a ground-breaking record.
“This election cycle and this presidency are generating significant attention, not only from adults, but also from students,” said Louise Dubé, iCivics’ Executive Director. “We are honored that Fast Company has included us among the companies that are truly changing the world.”