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Illinois Civic Mission Coalition

Time to Double Down on Civic Learning

Shawn Healy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

The very fate of our democracy depends upon the next generation reversing the tides of apathy, demanding more from our public servants, and assuming the reigns of leadership, poised for informed deliberation and collaborative governance.

Stevenson Students and Teachers Lead Way for Suffrage at 17

Shawn Healy | Posted 09.07.2013 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Conneen found an interested partner in "Suffrage at 17" who had long championed populist causes, and both parties filed this conversation in their collective memories. They were reunited at Stevenson as students wrote their own history of how a bill becomes law.

Chicago's Civic Health Needs Resuscitation

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

The 2010 Chicago Civic Health Index measures democratic participation among regional residents.