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OCTOBER 3: CIRCLE TO RELEASE NEW COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

At the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 3, from 9:30-11 am, CIRCLE will release findings from a major survey that includes numerous indicators of youth engagement as well as information about youth attitudes toward various social and political issues. This survey will update and expand the Civic and Political Health of the Nation Report, published in 2002.

Following the press conference, which is open to the public, CIRCLE will hold a first-ever “Practitioners’ Forum” from 11-2:30 to discuss practical implications of the new findings. There will be small group discussions on topics such as:

  • Youth Political Engagement and Trust in Government
  • The Civic Engagement of Immigrant Youth
  • Youth Community Service and Volunteerism
  • Tolerance and the Youth Generation
  • This will be an opportunity to influence how youth civic engagement is measured in the future and to inform CIRCLE’s efforts to connect research and practice.

    The Practitioners’ Forum will include a lunch, and there will be limited space available. Please RSVP by September 22nd to Abby Kiesa, Youth Coordinator at CIRCLE, at akiesa@umd.edu.


    SEPTEMBER 18: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CITIZENSHIP (NCoC) TO RELEASE ‘CIVIC HEALTH INDEX’ REPORT

    CIRCLE provided data, graphs, and analysis for an ambitious NCoC report that explores 40 key indicators of civic engagement over time. These indicators include political activity, civic knowledge, volunteering, trust, and philanthropy, among others. The report also looks separately at various segments of the US population, including youth.

    The release will take place on Monday, September 18, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. Prominent speakers (Robert Putnam, Harris Wofford, and others) will address various aspects of civic engagement.

    There is no charge for the event and lunch will be served. Registration is required.

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