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
Students participating in the Harper Promise scholarship program can earn community service credit. LWV is hosting several Candidate Forums, and there are many ways our students can get involved. During these forums, students can participate by helping with a variety of activities such as: welcoming and seating guests, setting-up and breaking-down before and after forums, and … Continue reading The League of Women Voters Is Looking for Students!