Below are some that are coming up! The League of Women Voters (nonpartisan, not-for-profit) is hosting SIX Candidate Forums and co-hosting a 7th this spring. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about and participate in the political process. Students can help in all areas and can be mentored by a League member, and they DO NOT need to … Continue reading Looking for Community Service Opportunities?
The April 2nd Election is quickly approaching. Are you interested in helping to make sure the election process runs smoothly? Become an election judge or site manager! Here's more information about those two different positions:Election Judges – Lake CountyThe Lake County Clerk’s Office is seeking election judges to process voters in their neighborhood Election Day … Continue reading Election Judges Needed
Our First Line of Defense! KEYNOTE: Ben Silver, a community lawyer from Citizen Advocacy Center, joined our Wheeling High School students to explain the free services offered to students, parents, teachers, and community members. The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) is an award-winning, non-profit, non-partisan free community legal organization. Founded in 1994, CAC's mission is to build … Continue reading Citizen Advocacy Center
VIEW: State of the State - Civics in Illinois Dr. Shawn Healy, Democracy Program Director at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, outlines how the McCormick Foundation and others have made this legislation alive through a three-year implementation process. In 2015, HB 4025 (Public Act 99-0434) was signed into law, requiring that Illinois high school students … Continue reading How is Civics Education Being Implemented in Illinois Public Schools?
Profiles in Civic Engagement Project VIEW: Profiles in Civic Engagement Project Citizen Advocacy Center is looking for students to interview community members who CAC has worked with over the years to document their stories. These stories will be developed in conjunction with StoryCorps and filed with the US Library of Congress. There are 80 stories CAC would … Continue reading Story Corps and the US Library of Congress