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Justice Sotomayor Honored at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

iCivics Board Member, Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was honored with the Leadership Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.

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Fast Forward Women Leadership Forum

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 500 people attended the  FastForward Women's Leadership Forum, co-hosted by iCivics and Seneca Women at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was an evening of amazing conversations about women, power, and purpose, featuring remarks from fashion icon and philanthropist, Diane von Furstenberg, as well as Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of U.N. Women.

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iCivics Welcomes New Board Members

JUNE 10, 2016

iCivics is thrilled to announce two notable additions to our Governing Board: Mr. Jay O’Connor and Mr. Tom Lue, Esq. Both are invested in our mission to provide free and high-quality civic education resources to teachers and students. And both bring with them significant expertise from the technology and legal fields, sure to enrich our organization.

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LearnLaunch Welcome Reception for iCivics on May 4!

APRIL 21, 2016

LearnLaunch and iCivics are teaming up to bring the edtech community together at iCivics' new location in Inman Sq, Cambridge. Join us for games, appetizers, drinks, and conversation about how to use edtech tools like gaming to engage youth! 

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iCivics in the New York Times

APRIL 11, 2016

iCivics was in the New York Times!  Highlighting the various strides iCivics has taken to become the reputable, nonpartisan classroom resource it is today; Times reporter Natasha Singer sits down with Justice O'Connor to talk about the importance of engaging civic tools that meet students where they are.

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Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Joins iCivics Governing Board

DECEMBER 01, 2015

We are excited to announce that Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Sonia Sotomayor, has joined the governing board of iCivics. As amember of the 10-person iCivics governing board, Justice Sotomayor will help guide iCivics educational content and act as an ambassador for the advancement of civic education.

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iCivics Welcomes Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney to the Team

AUGUST 03, 2015

iCivics announces the addition of Kelly Leahy Whitney to the iCivics team as Chief Product Officer. Kelly joins us from PBS Learning where she was the Director of Curriculum.

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Alexander Heffner Interviews iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé on The Open Mind

JULY 31, 2015

Executive Director Louise Dubé sat down with Alexander Heffner from The Open Mind to talk about how to reinvigorate civic education through virtual games for young people amidst the skepticism about politics.

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JSADIHAR15 Recap: Gaming, Competing, Learning

JULY 23, 2015

The Junior State of America (JSA), iCivics, the education nonprofit founded by Sandra Day O’Connor to create engaging video games and digital curricula to teach kids civics, and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation hosted first-of-its-kind, civic education video game contest on July 13, 2015 at Georgetown University.

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GLS11 Recap

JULY 17, 2015

Each summer, GLS (Games and Learning Society) hosts a conference that brings together game designers, researchers, teachers, and like-minded organizations to talk about games and learning. Carrie Ray-Hill, Director of Programming at iCivics reports on the conference.

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