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3rd Annual National Summit on Civic Education

Join like-minded organizations and philanthropists committed to reinvigorating American civic education with our nation’s founding principles.

Pennsylvania

In a heated election year, it may seem as if Americans have never been more divided. Lack of trust in institutions has risen sharply and cynicism around our shared past and future abounds. 

And yet, stronger civic education offers hope for renewal. Over the past decade, a cross-partisan movement has emerged to preserve and improve our institutions through a better understanding of the history and principles behind them. 

Today, this rapidly growing movement encompasses a broad range of views and approaches involving educators, philanthropists, policy makers, practitioners, and thought leaders. 

The third annual National Summit on Civic Education aims to foster this movement, focusing on opportunities for collaboration and actionable ideas, especially as we anticipate our nation’s semiquincentennial celebration in 2026. 

How should we think about civics in a polarized environment? What projects make concrete differences for teachers and students? And what can the donor class do to make this transformation scalable? 

Panelists and speakers will identify ways we can move beyond partisan divides. Sessions will feature civics innovations in public, classical, and religious schools and exciting movements in universities and community colleges. 

A special Summit dinner at the National Constitution Center promises a unique opportunity to reflect on a contentious year and future prospects. Time for conversations and networking will be available throughout. 

See you in Philadelphia! 

If you have any questions about this event, please email Lauren Altobelli at  laltobelli@gojmc.org

The Summit will be by forthcoming invitation only. Updates will be posted here. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, email Thomas Kelly, vice president of civics initiatives, at tkelly@gojmc.org.

All Summit sessions will take place at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. The dress code for the Summit is business. 

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