Pershing Magnet OAV answers Tribune’s call

Our American Voice® participants at Pershing Magnet School in Chicago have responded to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board’s request for suggestions. Here is their letter: We all have seen someone litter. Maybe you have littered before. Littering is a big problem in our community and other communities around the globe. Littering is a worldwide problem […]

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New Democracy Schools announced

The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition, of which the Barat Education Foundation is a member, has announced that five schools have been awarded Democracy Schools status. This prestigious designation recognizes schools who provide their students with “authentic experiences with the rights, responsibilities and tensions inherent in living in a constitutional democracy. Through these experiences, participating schools […]

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Events in Bronzeville

The Bronzeville Community Garden™ is holding two events of interest this weekend. For all supporters of Our American Voice™ in the Chicago area, particularly those interested in Civic Capitalism, these events promise to be exciting for individuals and families alike: ComeUnity Day, sponsored by the Revival Arts Collective will be held on Saturday (June 15) […]

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Our American Voice™ launches in New Mexico

The Barat Education Foundation, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, is pleased to announce the launch of Our American Voice™ in four counties in southern New Mexico. Our American Voice connects middle-school youth to the democratic process through active community problem solving in an after-school program that is engaging, interactive and grounded […]

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Youth Live Service and Leadership at MLK Day Conference

Chicago, 1.21.13 Heeding Dr. King’s call to rise to the “broader concerns of all humanity”, the Barat Education Foundation, together with the Exelon/United Way Stay in School Initiative and their agency partners, brought students together from across the City of Chicago to reflect on citizenship and community at the MLK Day of Service / Our […]

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