Civics Unplugged (CU) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social enterprise whose mission is to empower the leaders of Generation Z to build the future of American democracy.
CU is powered by a digital-first team and community of hundreds of Gen Z leaders committed to strengthening American democracy through civic entrepreneurship across the U.S.
CU's core team is based in NYC and represents decades of experience across politics, law, education, social impact, tech, venture, pop culture, media, and community building. It’s at this intersection of these many domains that the magic of CU emerges.
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The Builder's Code is a set of 14 leadership principles—created by Civics 2030's Founding Builders—that guide each and every member of the Civics 2030 community. We treat all principles as equally important.
Collective action catalyzes systems change
It's our differences that fuel progress
The past helps you navigate the present
Character is forged by overcoming obstacles
Welcome new possibilities
Serendipity strikes the open-minded
The most curious people see the world most clearly
Imagination ignites the fire of creativity
Bold visions are realized step-by-step
Journeys must be joyful to be sustained
Solutions emerge from authentic exchanges
We open up to people who show that they care
Believe in people
People rise when we expect great things from them
You have the power to make things better
Live your values
Integrity lays the foundation for a deeply fulfilling life
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To learn more about our core philosophy that drives our program design and community development, read these our CU Fellowship and Civics 2030 Deep Dive documents.