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Video of Democracy School Program Showcase on May 15, 2018.
See highlights of Baird, Cooper, Sutter and Quail Lake middle school civic service projects.

The Ethic Center Presents: Hate Crimes, Impact on Minority Communities

Hate Crimes, impact on minority communities

Program of Events Constitution Day, tomorrow Saturday, September 15th

We the People. . . .

Operation Protect and Defend

A commitment to Civic Education by Attorneys, Teachers and the Judiciary.

You are invited to a teacher orientation to learn more about Operation Protect and Defend.


Constitution Day 2018

A day to dialogue for democracy


Democracy School Showcase

Democracy School Showcase

May 15 6-7:30pm, Fresno Art Museum

Student presentations on their civic service projects, from Sutter middle schools in Fowler, Quail Lake Environmental Charter in Sanger, and Baird and Cooper middle schools in Fresno.

New Documentary on the Democracy School Program

New documentary on the Democracy School Program.  Thanks to our sponsors and the Video team at Sunnyside HS for this video of highlights from the 2016-17 Democracy School Program at Sutter and Baird Middle Schools and Kepler Neighborhood School.
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The Republic is (Still) at Risk

Civic Education leaders published The Republic is Still at Risk in September to share the latest research and recommendations for revitalizing civic education.

Download Report

See 3rd Grade Students with their Civic Service Project

Students at John Wash Elementary School (Sanger Unified School District) chose a project to improve their community. They followed the principles of the Democracy School Program.

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See 8th grade Fowler students serving veterans with PTSD.

Students at John Sutter Middle School developed a civic service project to improve care for veterans who have PTSD.


See the Education Matters segment on the Civic Service Summit at Scout Island with 60 middle school leaders from Sutter MS, Baird MS and Kepler Neighborhood School.  Thanks to the Fresno County office of Education and KSEE 24.

Contact Us

John Minkler, Ed.D, Founder/President Civic Education Center,, 559.907.9534

Stephen H. Morris, Ed.D, Co-Founder/CEO Civic Education Center,, 559.681,2729

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