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WHY WE EXIST
Humanity faces extraordinary challenges —climate change, increasing socioeconomic inequality, breakdown of democracy around the world—that threaten communities and impede the potential for human flourishing.
It's never been more clear: the breakdown of societal systems in one place impedes the potential for humans to flourish everywhere.
To reverse our downward spiral, we must invest in young leaders who are eager to collaborate to support the flourishing of their communities and the world around them.
While Generation Z is deeply motivated to contribute to addressing the challenges we collectively face, traditional empowerment structures were simply not designed to equip young people with what they need to understand and address impediments to human flourishing.
This is where Civics Unplugged comes in.
At CU, we are creating a new way to empower thousands of civic-minded youth around the world each year to devote themselves to radically increasing the health and resilience of humanity's collective future.
IN THE NEWS
Civics Unplugged was featured on CBS This Morning for our community's work across the United States. Check out the report!
HEAR FROM OUR BUILDERS
Fellows become CU Builders after graduating from the Fellowship. Click here to read more testimonials.
"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 build the future."
"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 build a brighter future."