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Funders’ Briefing: Civics Education Update

January 15th, 2020
9:30AM to 11:30AM
The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Mattapan Conference Room, Boston, MA
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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Massachusetts is one of 40 states in the country with a law mandating the teaching of civics in its public schools. Our state also leads the country as the only state to have appropriated $1.5 million to establish a public-private Civics Trust Fund to assist teachers in delivering quality, non-partisan, civics courses and projects to help foster informed, engaged students. A leader in experiential civic learning, Massachusetts' civics legislation requires students participate in two action civics projects as part of their civic learning.

How does Massachusetts fit into the national landscape? What does success look like for Massachusetts teachers and students related to civics education in this highly divisive environment? As funders, what can we do to help ensure MA’s public-private Civic Trust Fund partnership benefits students in all school districts?

Foundation staff, donors and trustees are invited to join us to hear the most recent civic education developments and how private philanthropy may complement existing efforts to reach one million MA students!

Moderator: Louise Dubé, Executive Director, ICivics




This event is co-hosted by The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, The Island Foundation and Philanthropy Massachusetts.


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