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Call for Guest Posts: Impact Measures

CIRCLE is seeking proposals for guest posts to civicyouth.org on the topic of impact measures. “Impact” can be defined broadly to include outcomes for youth or for communities. We especially welcome writing (or other media) on measures that can be adapted by other researchers and practitioners or discussions of how measures have been adapted. We Read More >

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June 23rd, 2015
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Research on News Media and Implications for Youth Engagement

Recent research by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, the home of CIRCLE, has tried to understand whether and how the news media can impact broad democratic practices. This work includes experiments conducted by CIRCLE researchers in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) and with Bloggingheads TV that have Read More >

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June 17th, 2015
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America’s Civic Renewal Movement: Implications for Youth Engagement

On April 16, Tisch College released “America’s Civic Renewal Movement: The View from Organizational Leaders” by our own Peter Levine and Eric Liu, the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. At Tisch College, the home of CIRCLE, we define “civic renewal” as efforts Read More >

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Does the Age of a Presidential Candidate Matter to Young Voters?

Few young people say that the age of a candidate matters to them. Youth (ages 18-29) have voted for the younger of the presidential candidates in a majority of recent elections, but the younger candidates have also generally been Democrats, which may explain young people’s choices. Some previous research finds that having the option of Read More >

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Young Voters on 2016 Candidates: Meh

With the recent slew of announcements from prominent candidates, the 2016 presidential race is officially underway. If preliminary data from young voters in 2014 is any indicator, many of those candidates have a long way to go to show young voters they “would make a good president.” The last time young people voted was 2014, Read More >

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April 16th, 2015
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