KEYNOTE: Heidi Graham, President of LWV - Local Chapter (Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove Area including Prospect Heights-Wheeling-Elk Grove Village) (transcript) My name is Heidi Graham, a mom of kids about your age, a daughter who is a sophomore at Emerson University in Boston, and a son who is a sophomore at Prospect, and … Continue reading Why Young People Should Vote
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!
In an era of fake news, how do you discern what information is factual? In a series of free classes, Daily Herald editors and District 214 journalism teachers will educate the community on how to identify lies, spin and bias that might masquerade as news. You'll learn how words, photos, audio recordings and even video … Continue reading Daily Herald Teams with Community Education to Offer Classes on Fake News