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

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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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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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.