Founding Civics in Chicago
Chicago will always hold a special place in the Founding Civics Initiative. A generous lead gift from Harvey L. Miller allowed us to pilot our first regional effort there beginning in 2016.
Through a combination of graduate courses, summer seminars, and one-day events, our programs are leading to stronger civics instruction in the region. In just three years, surveys of all Chicago-area government teachers found that their use of Abraham Lincoln’s writings had increased by 46%, the Federalist Papers by 17%, and other writings by the Founders by 25%.
Since 2016, JMC has sponsored more than 35 seminars and graduate courses for teachers led by 45+ professors from our network. Nearly 300 teachers have participated in our Chicago programs.
Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
Mr. John Lillard
Northern Trust Charitable Trust
Questions? Please email Lauren Altobelli at email@example.com.
Programs in Chicago
June 16 – 30: Teaching American Civic History in an Age of Controversy at the University of Chicago Graham School
June 16 – July 28: The American Constitutional Experience at Lake Forest College
July 10 – 21: Political Thought of the American Revolution at the University of Chicago Graham School
Want to learn more about upcoming Chicago programs? Email Lauren Altobelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Partners in Chicago
Chair of Legal Studies
Chair of Politics
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Co-Director, Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States