Civics Unplugged was recently featured on CBS This Morning for our community's work across the country. Check out the report!
WHY WE EXIST
The state of our Union is not strong.
Americans have lost faith in their leaders, their neighbors, and their future.
Increased division along party lines, coupled with systemic failures in our education, justice, and healthcare systems have resulted in cracks in our democracy that threaten its unique foundation.
We've embarked on this mission to modernize our democracy and to ensure that we are prepared to deal with the many existential threats our nation faces over this decade and beyond.
WHAT OUR DEMOCRACY NEEDS
While the cross-partisan movement to modernize democracy has grown in recent years, it continues to miss an ingredient critical to its ultimate success:
Young people bring the passion, creativity, and dedication that our democracy needs.
Civics Unplugged exists to cultivate and grow a digital-first community of young leaders empowered to build the future of American democracy.
Everything we do centers on supporting our digital-first community of Gen Z "Builders" who are graduates of the CU Fellowship committed to strengthening American democracy through civic entrepreneurship across the U.S.
We do this through Civics 2030, our decade-long campaign to empower young people with mentorship, funding, opportunities, and other forms of support to help them grow as leaders and create lasting change.
"Civics Unplugged connected us with the world unlike any other program or organization I have experienced. I also learned more about myself than I would have ever expected. What's more is that the goals and expectations that my peers and I set for ourselves and each other laid the roadmap for our work over the next decade to strengthen American democracy."
"Civics Unplugged has been a rare source of hope for my generation as we look to take on responsibility for building the future. As a 2020 Fellow, the Fellowship cultivated a sense of mutual understanding among my peers that we face a lot of problems, and that it's much better to face them together."
"Youth have been on the front lines of system change and community empowerment for decades. While our education system teaches the youth to wait their turn, Civics Unplugged accelerates the projects, potential, and power of our generation to lead our communities and democracy to a brighter future."
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