National Summit on Civic Education

National Summit on Civic Education

Mount Vernon  |  November 10 – 11

We find ourselves at a critical moment. For too long our nation’s history and civics have been neglected in the K-12 space, leaving it vulnerable to ideological movements in education. Increasingly, leading actors in civic education reform either ignore or promote these troubling developments.

A number of public-spirited philanthropists and organizations remain who provide schools, educators, and students with alternative opportunities and resources that deepen knowledge and foster attachment to our nation’s founding principles. Such organizations need to find new ways to work together.

In partnership with DonorsTrust and Philanthropy Roundtable, the Jack Miller Center presents a two-day conference to gather civics organizations and donors committed to centering founding principles in K-12 civic education.

The conference will be hosted at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate on November 10-11, 2022. Sessions will focus on generating new ideas for collaboration among like-minded civics partners with the goal of nationwide impact.

Panel topics will include:

– Specific needs of K-12 educators

– How institutions of higher education can strengthen K-12 civics

– Philanthropic strategies for maximizing impact

The conference will also feature talks by key figures in civics reform and a chance for donors and practitioners to discuss the impact of state and federal policy on civics efforts.

More details and an agenda will be available in the coming weeks. If you have any questions about this event, please email Lauren Altobelli at

The Summit will be by invitation only. If you are interested in attending this event, let us know here.


This event is presented by the Jack Miller Center in partnership with DonorsTrust and Philanthropy Roundtable.