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Philanthropy Leader Larry Kramer Named iCivics Board Chair

May 17, 2022

Kramer, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, succeeds Wendy May-Dreyer, and will guide iCivics as it continues its expanded scope of work.

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An extraordinary investment in civic education at a pivotal moment

Mar 21, 2022

At a moment when the need for better civic education has never been more clear, philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett stepped up and gave iCivics the largest single donation the organization has ever received.

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iCivics and the Council on Foreign Relations Release New Game to Teach Students Fundamentals of Foreign Policy

Feb 27, 2022

Convene the Council places students in the White House Situation Room and teaches the delicate balance between foreign and domestic needs, making foreign policy fun and accessible for all students.

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iCivics Board Member, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, releases new children’s book, “Just Help! How to Build a Better World”

Jan 25, 2022

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, and iCivics Board Member, released a new children’s book, Just Help! How to Build a Better World, her third book for young readers.

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iCivics awarded $400,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop new game, Supreme Justice

Jan 12, 2022

The grant will fund the development of a unique game-based experience, Supreme Justice, aimed at engaging younger learners.

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iCivics featured in New PBS Documentary Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union

Jan 05, 2022

iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé is featured in a new PBS documentary,

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Unity & GSV Venture Select iCivics Among Top 5 Winners of EdTech Creator Challenge

Nov 18, 2021

Today, iCivics was named one of the Top 5 winners of the Unity and GSV Ventures EdTech Creator Challenge, and one of the Challenge’s overall top 30 projects. 

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30 Students from Across the Country Join iCivics Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship

Nov 12, 2021

Now in its third year, national youth fellowship has engaged a students from across the country to build civic leadership skills and explore how civic education can become more relevant to all youth in the United States.

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Department of Defense and National Defense Education Program Move to Prioritize Civic Education With $2 Million Grant to iCivics

Nov 01, 2021

The Department of Defense and the National Defense Education Program have awarded $2 million to iCivics to build content and curriculum to teach civics to K–12 Department of Defense Education Activity and Junior ROTC students.

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New Documentary Recounts the Life of iCivics Founder Sandra Day O’Connor

Sep 20, 2021

Sept. 21, 2021, marks the 40th anniversary of the unanimous confirmation of Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. A new documentary just released by American Experience, “Sandra Day O’Connor: The First,” provides new insights into this pioneering woman, recounting a life that reflected and shaped an era. O'Connor founded iCivics in 2009.

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