Our American Voice® Institute

Promoting Civic Learning and Community Engagement

The Our American Voice® Institute was established by the Barat Education Foundation to build civic and community capital strengthening the ties that bind us together as Americans. The Institute has three cornerstone components: OAV Schools, Citizen U®, and Civic Life Collaborations. 

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OAV Schools and Communities

The OAV Schools Program has operated in schools throughout Illinois since 2009 to develop the citizens of tomorrow today.

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Citizen U®

Citizen U® is funded through a Library of Congress grant to provide primary source-based lesson plans, educational resources, and assistance to teachers across the U.S.

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Civic Life Collaborations

The Institute partners with communities, educational institutions, nonprofits, and others to implement initiatives to strengthen our American democracy.

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Our work would not be possible without the generous support of so many. Become an OAV champion today.

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