We the Educators

A virtual civics symposium—teachers at the center, framing our democratic future.


We have developed a unique pedagogy for civic education that integrates the study of American texts and traditions with the social emotional development of students and the practice of urgent civic skills.

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We are professionals with expertise in American history, theology, classroom pedagogy, leadership development, program design, and community health--all dedicated to civic well-being.

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The Civic Spirit network of schools is composed of religious, political, economic, racial, and cultural diversity, creating an inviting environment for building bridges and problem-solving.

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We believe every student should come of age informed, inspired, and invested in our future.



Deteriorating Faith

Fewer than 20% of Americans trust the government.

Destructive Polarization

 81% of Republicans and Democrats say they have an unfavorable view of the other.

Diminishing Communities

In the past 25 years, attendance at civic meetings has dropped by 58%.



Comprehensive Civics Education

will shepherd 55 million individuals coming of age in America into the gifts and responsibilities of citizenship.

Civic Spirit is part of a growing renaissance in civic education in America. We work specifically with communities and schools rooted in faith traditions.