Have fun with civics while engaging in civic action! All activities relate to the OAV Core Principles you see below. Feel free to share your learning with @OurAmVoice on Facebook or Twitter. Access the OAV Civic Action & Engagement Choice Board 1 (PDF file) Core Principle 1: Core Principle 1: Citizenship is a way of […]
LULAC, Our American Voice®, and Digital Leaders Now are partnering in support of schools and communities in their work to increase critical participation in the 2020 Census count with the families they serve. The app is free and does not require any registration or sharing of any personal contact information. The LULAC Council and Barat Education Foundation […]
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The 11th annual OAV Summit took place on May 9th at Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the White Sox) in Chicago, and at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois on May 16th. The program, which began in a handful of Chicago area schools, now extends from Wadsworth to Mattoon, Danville to Peoria, inner city Chicago […]
Kristen Caprarola, a Heritage Middle School teacher and facilitator of the Our American Voice program, and eighth-graders Camila and Veronica joined ABC7 News at 11 to talk about how the group uses community problem-solving to the teach young people about how democracy works, and get them involved in the process.
OAV, DePaul partner on new venture–read all about it… The Barat Education Foundation, creators of Our American Voice, and DePaul University’s Office of Innovative Professional Learning are teaming up in a new joint venture to establish a new Center for Civic Learning and Engagement Communities (CLEC) in Illinois, designed to be be a model replicable […]
A fundraising home run; what’s next for 2017-18 On a glorious day to play two, a national political leader anonymously bought enough tickets to give every OAV teacher a chance to win our 2016-17 season-ending fundraising raffle. And with Callie and Ella on the field, Katie Lamb Heinz took their best pitch and hey hey, […]