Education for American Civic Life

"The classroom is the best rehearsal space we have for democracy."

Andrew Delbanco
President, The Teagle Foundation

City College of New York’s Colin Powell School

City College of New York’s Colin Powell School

$35,000 over 12 months to develop a new initiative at the Colin Powell School to serve first generation students invested in going into public service leadership in New York City.
Community Learning Partnership

Community Learning Partnership

$300,000 to Community Learning Partnership and six colleges to finalize and implement the course U.S. Government for All: Ideals and Possibilities across multiple campuses.
Drexel University

Drexel University

$25,000 to Drexel University develop and pilot a first-year core curriculum course in the Honors College on the history of Philadelphia.
Rutgers University

Rutgers University

$20,000 to Rutgers University-Newark to create courses in the Honors College designed to answer the question: what should students know to be knowledgeable and effective citizens in Newark? 
Longwood University

Longwood University

$100,000 to Longwood University, in partnership with the R.R. Moton Museum, to offer high-level professional development to faculty teaching in the Civitae Core curriculum.
DePaul University

DePaul University

$25,000 to DePaul University to design a college-wide civic education curriculum centered on democratic principles.
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College

$25,000 to Gettysburg College to create civic literacy across a students' four-year educational experience.
Brandeis University

Brandeis University

$325,000 to Brandeis University to expand the Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) to all 50 states.
Southeastern University and Ball State University Teachers College

Southeastern University and Ball State University Teachers College

$40,000 over 12 months to Southeastern University and Ball State University Teachers College to develop Third Way Civics.
St. John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College

$25,000 to St. John Fisher College to design a civic education core within a core that seeks to center civic education in the significant local history and current communal needs of Rochester, New York.
University of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire

$25,000 to University of New Hampshire to pilot a first-year experience on civic literacy for incoming students.

News & Resources

10.06.2021 | TEAGLE IN THE NEWS

Civil Renewal Project at Ball State University Gains National Attention

With Teagle funding, Ball State will collaborate with Southeastern University and the Minnesota Humanities Center to develop undergraduate students' civic identities.
Civil Renewal Project at Ball State University Gains National Attention >
08.06.2021 | TEAGLE IN THE NEWS

UNCW to Study Wilmington's 1898 Coup and Massacre

With an Education for American Civic Life grant, UNC Wilmington will educate students and contribute to local community history.
UNCW to Study Wilmington's 1898 Coup and Massacre >
TEAGLE IN THE NEWS

All Politics is Local: Changemaking Happens Closer to Home Than You Realize

Elaina Pevide, participant in the Teagle-funded ENACT Program, on why local politics is a powerful avenue for change.
All Politics is Local: Changemaking Happens Closer to Home Than You Realize >