Chaired by: Jack Jue | JJue@college.harvard.edu
The Harvard CIVICS Program places motivated undergraduates in classrooms throughout the Boston area, teaching civics and government classes to inspire students to take an active role in their communities and grow into participants in our democracy. We focus our curriculum on the function of government, the meaning of active citizenship, and avenues of community engagement. In the fall we teach about the structure of government, the three branches of government, elections, media, and current events. In the spring we teach about rights, responsibilities, community engagement, civil rights, and leadership. We are driven to provide civics classes to a range of communities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We have worked to provide a culturally relevant and empowering curriculum, in order to provide challenging and thoughtful lessons for all students while addressing the civic education gap.