Our Purpose

One of our greatest responsibilities is to prepare the next generation to meet the challenges they will face in the 21st Century, with a deep commitment to the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. We have a unique opportunity for a community dialogue about the civic values, knowledge, and skills that K-12 students should learn and practice in our public school system. We will create strong community support for our schools to provide effective civic education for students to be successful in college, career and citizenship.

Meet the Team

Stephen Morris

Founder & CEO

John Minkler

President and Founder

John Minkler, Ph.D., was history/civics teacher and administrator since 1971.  He was a Coordinator at the Fresno County Office of Education, Director of the Center for Multicultural Cooperation and Co-Founder of the Academy for Civic and Entrepreneurial Leadership.  John is author of Active Citizenship, Empowering America’s Youth, a leader of the Democracy School Program and President/Founder of the Civic Education Center.