Campaign National Advisory Council


Honorable Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, United States Supreme Court, retired

Honorable Lee Hamilton, Former Member of the United States House of Representatives


Campaign Steering Committee

The Campaign is guided by a Steering Committee that represents a coalition of more than 60 advocates, educators, practitioners, and officials dedicated to promoting civic education in America's schools. 

Member Organizations

American Association of Colleges and Universities

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Association of School Administrators

American Bar Association, Division of Public Education

American Enterprise Institute

American Federation of Teachers

American Historical Association

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Bill of Rights Institute

Center for Civic Education

Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE)

Center for the Study of the American Electorate

Cesar Chavez School for Public Policy

Character Education Partnership

Choices Program

City Year

Civic Education Project (Massachusetts)

Close-Up Foundation

Coalition for Community Schools

Committee for Economic Development

Constitutional Rights Foundation

Constitutional Rights Foundation-Chicago

Corporation for National & Community Service

Council of Chief State School Officers

Discovering Justice

Earth Force, Inc.

Facing History – Facing Ourselves

Forum for Education and Democracy

Future Civic Leaders

First Amendment Center

Generation Citizen


Innovations in Civic Participation

Junior Statesman Foundation

Kid’s Voting USA

League of Women Voters of the United States

Lou Frey Institute for Politics and Government, Florida Joint Center for Citizenship

Mikva Challenge

National Alliance for Civic Education

National Association of Secondary Principals

National Association of State Boards of Education

National Catholic Educational Association

National Center for Learning & Citizenship, Education Commission of the States

National Conference on Citizenship

National Conference of State Legislatures

National Council for the Social Studies

National Constitution Center

National Education Association

National Education Knowledge Industry Association

National History Day

National Service-Learning Partnership

National School Boards Association

Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Public Education Network

RMC Research, Inc.

Rock the Vote

Rural School and Community Trust

Southern Poverty Law Center

Street Law Inc.

State Education Agencies Service Learning Provider Network (SEA-Net)

The Forum for Youth Investment


Individual, Non-Institution Members

Doug Bailey, Founder, “The Hotline”

Todd Clark, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Retired

David Evans, former Committee Staff Director, United States Senate

Honorable Les Francis, Washington Media Group, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Honorable Trey Grayson, former Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,  Director, Institute of Politics, Harvard University

Diana Hess, Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spencer Foundation

Jon Gould, Harvard Law School

Honorable Marilyn Howard, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction of Idaho

Joe Kahne, Dean of the School of Education, Mills College

Meira Levinson, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Honorable Richard Moore, Massachusetts Senate

Honorable Deborah Markowitz, former Secretary of State of Vermont

Edward O’Brien, Street Law, Retired

Carolyn Pereira, Constitutional Rights Foundation – Chicago, Retired

Patrick Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, MSAD #61, Maine

Terry Pickeral, Cascade Educational Consultants

Honorable Suellen Reed, former Superintendent of Public Instruction, Indiana

Honorable David Skaggs, former member, United States House of Representatives

Honorable Jeri Thomson, former Secretary of the United States Senate

Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland

Joseph Viteritti, Hunter College

Honorable James Ziglar, former Sergeant At Arms, US Senate, Senior Fellow                        

Migration Policy Institute



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The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is a Project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center University of Pennsylvania.