Remembering that “Citizenship is a way of life, not a singular event”, we at the Barat Education Foundation wish to let you know how you can help Americans in need. The United Way has set up a separate site for the communities struck by Sandy and you can select the State that you would like to receive your donation. Please go to http://uwsandyrecovery.org/. You can also donate to the Red Cross at this link which is on site and providing relief to so many of our fellow citizens.
The Barat Education Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico are working together to bring Our American Voice to the youth of the seven counties served by the Community Foundation. Local media coverage of BEF’s presentation to community agencies in New Mexico may be found here.
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has announced that its committee revisiting the indicators used to measure the proven civic learning practices embedded in the Democracy Schools application process has scheduled a Civic Blueprint/Democracy Schools Initiative Workshop for June 18-19 at the University Center in Chicago’s South Loop.
Attendees will consider the current Democracy Schools assessment framework on the first day, and explore the creation of a network of Democracy Schools the following day. All interested Coalition members are invited to attend both days of the workshop. The McCormick Foundation is especially interested in having representatives of its eleven current Democracy Schools on hand for this conversation.
For more information, please contact Janice Belzowski at [email protected] or at 312.445.5172.
recently relaunched its “Educating for Democracy” web site. The new site can be accessed at www.democracyschools.us.
The Democracy Schools site offers valuable information, news and resources for anyone interested in the cause of civic education. We hope you will visit their website and see all it has to offer.
Videos from the nine Our American Voice sites comprising the Traditional Cohort are now available here. These videos were featured at the Fourth Annual OAV Summit, held May 4 at U.S. Cellular Field.