News and Updates

Media Literate Teens

We are excited to announce the winners of our first ever Media Literacy Challenge in partnership with The Flip Side! Students Aaliyah Sharpe and Lexi Martin from Elizabethtown Area High School, PA submitted a fantastic newsletter that received the highest score based on our challenge rubric.  Together, they explored multiple perspectives in tackling a critical civic question that …

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What America Means to Me as a Child of an Immigrant…and Why I love It!

Let me stop you right there because I know what you might be thinking: “How dare you love America today? It’s so racist and homophobic and clearly set up for the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer!” And let me make myself clear from the very beginning: I do not condone …

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Student Delegates Program

For the past year, inspired by the U.S. Census and its historic and current function in a representative democracy, the remarkable members of the Civic Spirit Student Delegates Program have trained, brainstormed, designed, implemented, and analyzed their own projects focused on civic participation and belonging in their school communities.  They have overcome challenges while migrating to …

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CS Students at City Hall

On Friday August 16th, in follow up to Civic Spirit Day, a select group of Civic Spirit Student Delegates confidently presented their ideas for youth engagement to the NYC Service team, an Office of the Mayor. The presentation was based on 5 weeks of substantive research, brainstorming, team building, collaboration, and careful preparation by the students, during summer …

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