Generation Citizen - Harvard

Generation Citizen - Harvard Generation Citizen strengthens our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to solve problems in their own communities through a rigorous action-civics course.

Semester-long programs are led by a partnership between trained college-student volunteers and secondary school teachers. Students focus on issues and topics that are relevant to their lives and employ critical-thinking and strategic decision-making skills to effect positive change in their communities. Generation Citizen’s goal is for every student to experience a “moment of empowerment” where they see firsthand the strength of their voice and commitment and recognize their responsibility to be an effective and engaged citizen.

Mission: Generation Citizen (GC) strengthens our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens. We envision a democracy in which every citizen participates in the political process. GC teaches teenagers direct political action. Through an innovative in-class curriculum, students work with local leaders to fix local problems. Through this real-world experience, our teens are building an active democracy. Our innovative, action-based program will revolutionize civics education in this country. Generation Citizen is building a new generation of youth activists and leaders; a generation inspired and equipped to make change.

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05/13/2015
Senator Elizabeth Warren - MA Civics Day Spring 2015

We were excited to honor U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren as our Civic Leader Change Maker at the Greater Boston Civics Day last week. In her video address, she talks about the importance of perseverance in working to make change in one's community: "Generation Citizen’s Civics Day is a terrific event. This program gives students a chance to learn about government and public service in a hands-on way while making a real difference in the community....Government is just another name for all the things 'we the people' decide to do together."

Generation Citizen - Civic Leader Change Maker award winner

Generation Citizen is featured in this great Globe piece about the power and value of action-based civics education: "If...
04/22/2015
Teach civics in schools — but do it right - The Boston Globe

Generation Citizen is featured in this great Globe piece about the power and value of action-based civics education: "If we want our students to become engaged citizens, we must teach them to do more than answer multiple-choice questions. At its best, civic education is personal, timely, and empowering.... This kind of civics education — palpably relevant and intimately local — changes lives."

These days, American schools are focused on two big “C’s,” college and career readiness. Many believe we’re neglecting a third “C:” citizenship. That quality is best taught through civics.

Generation Citizen is hiring a Boston Program Associate!  Who will be our next team member to help us create a country o...
07/02/2014
Generation Citizen | Hiring for Boston Program Associate

Generation Citizen is hiring a Boston Program Associate! Who will be our next team member to help us create a country of young people working to rebuild our Democracy?

Generation Citizen is pleased to announce that we are hiring a Greater Boston Program Associate to round out our Boston team.

Looking for that perfect summer internship?  Generation Citizen is looking for you!
03/14/2014
Summer 2014 Internship Openings

Looking for that perfect summer internship? Generation Citizen is looking for you!

We are excited to announce two new summer internship positions opening at GC! Please read below to learn more about the Development Internshipand National Program Internship.Development InternshipGeneration Citizen (www.GenerationCitizen.org) is an innovative, quickly scaling non-profit that seeks t...

We're hiring!  Want to build a strategy to share the successes of building a stronger democracy?  Apply today!
01/27/2014
Generation Citizen | Position Open for Program Operations Associate

We're hiring! Want to build a strategy to share the successes of building a stronger democracy? Apply today!

Program Operations Associate Download the full job description Building and Strengthening GC?s Communications Strategy Producing Program Training Content Supporting and Communicating Evaluation Results Supporting Local Sites The following characteristics are preferred, although not required: Your em...

Have you applied to be a Spring Democracy Coach yet? Go to generationcitizen.org/apply-here today!
01/17/2014

Have you applied to be a Spring Democracy Coach yet? Go to generationcitizen.org/apply-here today!

Check out this great coverage from the UMass Boston chapter!
12/09/2013
Generation citizen and the impact on today's democracy

Check out this great coverage from the UMass Boston chapter!

If you don’t know what Generation Citizen is and what the program does then you might hear about it more when a future leader recounts their experiences in the program. But for now, to understand what Generation Citizen is and what the program tries to do is to understand and have a respect for crea...

12/05/2013
Generation Citizen Looks Ahead to 2014

Have you seen the latest video featuring, Sameer, the Chapter Executive Director of the NYU Chapter? Take a look!

NYU Chapter Executive Director and former Democracy Coach, Sameer Jaywant, reflects on his experience with Generation Citizen. Thank you to Renata Florio and...

Just a little friendly recruitment competition: Don't let Tufts get ahead! It's time to recruit for spring Democracy Coa...
11/18/2013

Just a little friendly recruitment competition: Don't let Tufts get ahead! It's time to recruit for spring Democracy Coaches. generationcitizen.org/apply-here.

Have you seen our chalk?! Thanks to two of our awesome DCs for a job well done!

Civics Day Mentor reflections are due this Friday! Who embodies lifelong civic engagement to you?  Your high school teac...
11/18/2013

Civics Day Mentor reflections are due this Friday! Who embodies lifelong civic engagement to you? Your high school teacher? A tutor? Your hometown mayor? Your cousin? Ask them to fill out a reflection today: http://generationcitizen.org/sign-up-to-be-a-civics-day-mentor/

Who inspires you to be an engaged citizen? Ask your Civics Day mentor to write a brief 200-character reflection for our collage display at Civics Day!

Reflections can be submitted at: http://generationcitizen.org/sign-up-to-be-a-civics-day-mentor/

Being a Democracy Coach is hard. But what makes it so rewarding? New blog post by Boston Program Associate Drew Lombardi...
10/24/2013
Generation Citizen | An Open Letter to Democracy Coaches…

Being a Democracy Coach is hard. But what makes it so rewarding? New blog post by Boston Program Associate Drew Lombardi!

Dear Exhausted-But-Diligent Democracy Coach,I know. I get it.I remember waking up in a dark room, rising before the sun did. My roommate groaning at my blaring alarm, crawling deeper under his covers as I eat my Cinnamon Toast Crunch and review the day’s lesson plan. My eyes mere slits until I get m...

Democracy coach application deadline is tomorrow, Monday, September 16th!
09/16/2013
Generation Citizen | Apply Here

Democracy coach application deadline is tomorrow, Monday, September 16th!

Newcomers, please fill out the form below. Please note that ALL Democracy Coaches must attend a mandatory training the weekend training of September 21st-22nd, 2013 and two 90 minute follow-up workshops to be held within the first two weeks of programming. The follow-up workshop will take place eith...

Happy August!  Hope you're enjoying summer to its fullest.  We have just about one month to go before the school year st...
08/01/2013
Generation Citizen | Apply Here

Happy August! Hope you're enjoying summer to its fullest. We have just about one month to go before the school year starts up again. Are you ready for our biggest, most impactful year yet? Join us by filling out the Democracy Coach application today!

Newcomers, please fill out the form below. Please note that ALL Democracy Coaches must attend a mandatory weekend training in late September. Democracy Coaches also attend weekly 1-hour meetings on their campuses.

In Boston? Want to meet other young people passionate about education and student empowerment? (Want snacks?) Come to Ge...
07/16/2013
Networking, Food, and Open Discussion Young Adults in Education!

In Boston? Want to meet other young people passionate about education and student empowerment? (Want snacks?) Come to Generation Citizen's networking event at the Boston Non-Profit Center tomorrow from 6 to 8 pm! RSVP here: http://ednetworking.eventbrite.com/

Hundreds (maybe thousands) of college students across Boston are volunteering, working, and internng in education this summer. It's time we all got together! Join other people passionate about education for food, networking, and open space* discussion! Wednesday, July 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm The NonPr...

Generation Citizen is co-hosting a networking event for Students for Education Reform. Open to all interested in educati...
07/09/2013

Generation Citizen is co-hosting a networking event for Students for Education Reform. Open to all interested in education, politics, civics, social justice, and more! Wednesday July 15th 6pm. RSVP at http://ednetworking.eventbrite.com/#

Have you heard? Generation Citizen is co-hosting a networking event for Students for Education Reform. Open to all interested in education, politics, civics, social justice, and more! Wednesday July 15th 6pm. RSVP at http://ednetworking.eventbrite.com/#

Interested in our methods? This is the Advocacy Hourglass, which serves as the backbone of all GC action projects.
07/09/2013

Interested in our methods? This is the Advocacy Hourglass, which serves as the backbone of all GC action projects.

Generation Citizen - Harvard's cover photo
06/28/2013

Generation Citizen - Harvard's cover photo

Are you in Boston this summer? Generation Citizen is co-hosting a networking event with Students for Education Reform. O...
06/28/2013

Are you in Boston this summer? Generation Citizen is co-hosting a networking event with Students for Education Reform. Open to all interested in education, politics, civics, social justice, and more! Wednesday July 15th 6pm. RSVP at http://ednetworking.eventbrite.com/#

Generation Citizen - Harvard's cover photo
04/05/2013

Generation Citizen - Harvard's cover photo

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