Advancing America’s founding principles & history

At the Jack Miller Center, we believe that a good civic education is at the heart of a free and functioning society. Our mission is to help educators teach the ideas, documents, and history that lie at the heart of the American political tradition.

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Improving civic education for America’s future

The loss of civic awareness and purpose is the top challenge our country faces as we prepare for America’s 250th birthday in 2026. The Jack Miller Center is building a diverse civics coalition of scholars, K-12 educators, and civic education leaders to revive America’s founding principles and history for millions of students nationwide.

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The Jack Miller Center Network

Our network of scholars and K-12 teachers is at the heart of what we do. Through world-class professional development, research and publishing workshops, and innovative learning tools, JMC helps these dedicated educators teach the essential texts and ideas of the American political tradition, inspiring students in classrooms and beyond.

1,100 +

professors in the Jack Miller Center network


K-12 teacher professional development alumni


states with JMC scholars or K-12 programs

Our mission in action

The Jack Miller Center is building a movement of American civics educators, philanthropists, and leaders who believe that civic knowledge is essential to a free, self-governing society. Here’s our four-part strategy for advancing education grounded in America’s history and first principles.

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American higher education is at a crossroads. Read more about what we are doing to renew the civic mission of our educational institutions at all levels and prepare the rising generation of citizens.

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