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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McCormick Foundation Launches Redesigned Site

 The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, who has generously supported Our American Voice and has partnered with the BEF to champion the cause of civics education and civic engagement, has recently relaunched its “Educating for Democracy” web site. The new site can be accessed at www.democracyschools.us. The Democracy Schools site offers valuable information, news and resources […]

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