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Civic Engagement: Get Involved

This guide provides information about civic engagement topics and the importance of the nonprofit sector's involvement in promoting these issues.

Civic Engagement and Nonprofits

Highlighted Books

Forefront Advocacy

Forefront’s public policy and advocacy work engages our Members to create a legislative and regulatory environment in Illinois (and at the federal level) that helps the philanthropic and nonprofit sector attain better results.

Read more about our positions, learn about our Democracy Intiative’s important work empowering communities to vote and be counted in the 2020 Census, and engage with policy shifts in our sector with updates from our Advocacy Center.

Improving Civic Engagement

David Hiller, CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, gives an address at the City Club of Chicago on ways the state, non-profits, and educators can improve the Illinois public's civic engagement and knowledge.

60-Second Civics Podcast

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the ConstitutionFoundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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