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Funders' Briefing: Civics Education

April 30th, 2019
2:00PM to 4:00PM
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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Philanthropic trends
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Foundation staff and trustees are invited to join us for a panel discussion about the importance of civic education, why it matters to democracy and civil society, and what we can learn from research about best practices in this area. We will also discuss the opportunity that new Massachusetts legislation presents to improve teaching and learning about civics education throughout the Commonwealth, and what private funders may do to strengthen this effort. We hope you can join us for this timely conversation.


Deva Hirsch, Executive Director, The Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation


Senator Harriette Chandler, MA Senate President Emeritus

Arielle Jennings, Co-Leader MA Civics Learning Coalition, Generation Citizen

Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, TISCH College, Tufts University

Michelle Ryan, History and Social Science Support Lead, Center for Instructional Support, MA DESE (Department of Elementary & Secondary Education), 


Co-sponsored by The Klarman Foundation, the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation and Philanthropy Massachusetts. 

We are pleased to offer remote participation in this event via Zoom video conferencing. Zoom is easy to use, and allows for phone or computer access. To join this event via remote participation, simply register as usual through the Philanthropy MA website and select ‘virtual’  under ‘attendance options’.  Remote access information will be sent in advance of the program via email.



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