Civic Projects

80 Clovis and Fresno students in the Law Lab at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART) were organized into 20 teams, each working with two volunteer attorneys from the Fresno Bar Association.”  Their assignment was to identify a problem in our community and propose a policy change to help solve that problem.

CART Social Justice Project Videos

from the May 17 Showcase at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Theater

Civic Education Summit

April 12-13, 2018, Fresno State University

Highlights of innovative civic service projects from Central Valley schools.

  • Baird, Cooper and Sutter Middle Schools
  • Quail Lake Environmental Charter
  • CART

Access to community mentors, including attorneys and leaders of public and private agencies who meet with classes to support civic service projects.

 

Civic Education Summit Flyer

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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Constitution Day Event

The Constitution Day event, on 9/16 at Fresno State, engaged over 200 people in civil dialogue about the First Amendment and American values.  See this Education Matters segment.

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Photos of Democracy School Program

See the 14 classes of middle school students who studied American ideals and organized Civic Service Projects to practice the skills of responsible citizenship.

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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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Civic Education Mixer

April 20, 4-5:30pm, ED 54, Kremen School of Ed, Fresno State Teachers: Hear and interact with Democracy School teachers and program leaders.  Discover resources for your classes. (attorneys & community experts in classes, etc.)  Learn how you could participate next year.

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CART Social Justice Project

NEW – See the article in the FRESNO BEE about this project.

CART students lead way
to a better Fresno

Clovis and Fresno students at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART) worked with attorneys to identify a problem in our community and propose a policy change to help solve that problem. See videos of Clovis and Fresno Mayors and student presentations.

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Civic Service Summit

In the park-like setting of Scout Island Outdoor Education Center, 6 teams of 10 students struggled with leadership challenges that seemed impossible.  They had to work together, communicate clearly, resolve conflicts and implement potential solutions, learning from their mistakes.  These experiences give student leaders confidence to address real problems in their community.

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Fresno City Youth Commission

Sixteen youth leaders in high school and college were sworn in asmembers of the City of Fresno’s Youth Commission. The Youth Commissioners were selected and appointed for a two-year term by Mayor Ashley Swearengin and each of the seven Fresno City Council members.  They are facilitated by the Youth Leadership Institute and will identify issues that face youth in Fresno.  They will represent youth in their districts and propose policy resolutions for the City Council.

Mayor Swearengin CART Showcase

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin introduces the Community Justice Showcase on May 17, 2016 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Theater. 80 Clovis and Fresno students in the Law Lab at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART) were organized into 20 teams, each working with two volunteer attorneys. This project was initiated by the Fresno County Civic Learning Partnership. Partners include CART, Fresno Business Council, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno County Bar Association and the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. The goal is developing career ready citizens.

CART Showcase: Breaking the Cycle

The Break the Cycle project proposes a new app to support youth just released from Juvenile Hall, to prevent recidivism (now 70%).
This is one of the student projects at the Community Justice Showcase on May 17, 2016 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Theater. 80 Clovis and Fresno students in the Law Lab at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART) were organized into 20 teams, each working with two volunteer attorneys. This project was initiated by the Fresno County Civic Learning Partnership. Partners include CART, Fresno Business Council, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno County Bar Association and the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. The goal is developing career ready citizens.

CART Showcase: Colorblind Curriculum

The Colorblind Curriculum project seeks to create a course in Clovis high schools to include contributions of indigenous and immigrant cultural groups in US history.
This is one of the student projects at the Community Justice Showcase on May 17, 2016 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Theater. 80 Clovis and Fresno students in the Law Lab at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART) were organized into 20 teams, each working with two volunteer attorneys. This project was initiated by the Fresno County Civic Learning Partnership. Partners include CART, Fresno Business Council, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno County Bar Association and the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. The goal is developing career ready citizens.

CART Mental Health

The Mental Health project seeks to introduce an educational program in Clovis high schools to prevent suicides and guide students to help for depression.
This is one of the student projects at the Community Justice Showcase on May 17, 2016 at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Theater. 80 Clovis and Fresno students in the Law Lab at the Center for Applied Research and Technology (CART) were organized into 20 teams, each working with two volunteer attorneys. This project was initiated by the Fresno County Civic Learning Partnership. Partners include CART, Fresno Business Council, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno County Bar Association and the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. The goal is developing career ready citizens.

CART Showcase Mayor Magsig

Description of CART

As a result of this project, students learned about important needs in the community and pursued solutions. They developed a blog, public service announcement, policy recommendation and presentation on their chosen topic. This is the first project of the Fresno County Civic Learning Partnership. Partners include CART, Fresno Business Council, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno County Bar Association and the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. The partners’ collective goal is developing career-ready citizens.