News & Events

Jul 19, 2017 -  John Bridgeland co-leads with James Kvaal a Roundtable on Higher Education for Results for America to bring the concept of "Moneyball" or evidence-based policy to higher education. 
June 30, 2017  -  The Aspen High Seas Initiative is "soft launched" at Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The team includes John Bridgeland, Sylvia Earle, David Shaw, Bob and Sarah Nixon, Barbara Block, Mary Ellen Sprenkel, Fallon Bridgeland, Matthew Atwell, and Esau Sinnok. See clips from the panel here
June 12, 2017  -  Erin Ingram, Barbara Duffield, and the Civic, Schoolhouse Connection, ICPH and America's Promise Alliance team host an event on Capitol Hill featuring students who were homeless and are now enrolled in or graduating from college. The campaign released State Report Cards on Student Homelessness to spur state and local leaders to embrace these children and youth and help them navigate their life circumstances towards a better future. Find the State Report Cards here
June 6, 2017  -  John Bridgeland, Sylvia Earle, and David Shaw participate in the Ocean Elders dinner in New York City in connection with discussions on the Ocean and High Seas at the United Nations.  
May 23, 2017 -  In 2006, Civic Enterprises organized the International Conference on Faith and Service, bringing leaders from three Abrahamic faiths Christianity, Judaism, and Islam  together in a discussion and agenda for action. Thanks to the Case Foundation, service projects among people of different faiths were organized in 42 hot spots around the world. After their service, people of different faiths came together to discuss what it was in their respective religious traditions  the Christian Beatitudes, the Jewish Tikkun Olam, and the Five Pillars of Islam that inspired them to serve. We need to rescue that spirit back today, in a world that provides more sources of unity than division. 
May 6, 2017 -  John Bridgeland delivers the Commencement Address to 3,000 people and nearly 300 graduates at the coliseum at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. The inspirational Tiffany Franks, President of Averett, led the ceremonies and has helped mobilize nearly every college and university int he Commonwealth of Virginia to become part of the Service Year Alliance's efforts to institutionalize national service in higher education. Bridgeland was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letter from Dr. Timothy Fulop, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success. Click here for highlights of the ceremony. 
May 3, 2017 -  Jennifer DePaoli, John Bridgeland, Robert Balfanz, Governor Wise and John Gomperts release the 8th annualupdate to the nation on progress and challenge in raising high school graduation rates. Lisa Stark of Ed Week and the PBS News Hour interviews Bridgeland on EdWeek's Facebook Live and moderates the panel at the Aspen Institute. The Associated Press, Ed Week, Politico and many other outlets cover the report's findings. 

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Education

Civic Enterprises advances many education initiatives aimed at increasing the national high school graduation rate, such as the GradNation Campaign and American Graduate, and is partnering with several organizations working in the field of education, including the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and Committee for Children.

Econ. Mobility

Civic Enterprises, in partnership with Opportunity Nation and Hart Research Associates, has worked on a research effort to marshal voices of low-income Americans on the challenges of fulfilling the promise of economic opportunity and mobility in the United States.

Civic Engagement

Civic Enterprises collaborates with organizations that are part of the National Service Alliance, including The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship, Voices for National Service, and ServiceNation, to advance the idea that all young Americans should commit to a year of full-time national service.

Global Affairs

Civic Enterprises has worked with a diverse array of international organizations, including Children International, Special Olympics, and the National Peace Corps Association, to develop initiatives and strengthen their work both domestically and internationally.

Environment

Civic Enterprises is partnering with numerous organizations and programs, such as the Earth Conservation Corps, EARTH University, and the 21st Century Conservation Service Corp, to strengthen environmental policies and initiatives on a national and global scale.

Healthcare

Civic Enterprises is working for The Heritage Foundation to develop a defined long term Medicare reform strategy and health proposals to tie together the health and entitlement LFA teams, working closely with the Director for the Center for Health Policy studies and the Director of the Roe Institute.

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