Mapping Civic Engagement

On February 16th, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars released a new report, ‘Mapping Civic Measurement: How Are We Assessing Readiness and Opportunities?’. The report provides maps of the civic field, reviewing and analyzing existing literature, practices, and tools.

Two maps—civic readiness and civic opportunities—were created through extensive interviews of people in the field, as well as resource collection. The civic readiness map focuses on individuals, primarily how we are measuring civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions. The civic opportunities map focuses on a less frequently measured component, the organizations and institutions that allow individuals to practice their civic skills and knowledge. Download the report for more information on measurements, methodology, and key findings.

The launch event of the new report featured leaders from the field who spoke about the report’s measurements and next steps. You can review a recording of the launch event here.

One of the authors of the report, Matt Leighninger, will be hosting a deeper dive into the report’s findings during a March 9th webinar. Panelists will include:

  • Joe Hoereth, Director of the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at the University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Jeff Coates, Director of Research and Evaluation at NCoC
  • Debi Ghate, President of Steadfast and Executive Fellow at the Institute for Citizens and Scholars

Register here.

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