News & Events

July 10, 2018  -  Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland co-authored an op.ed on evidence-based education reform. Read here
June 19, 2018 -  John Bridgeland was a guest on WVXU public radio in Cincinnati, Ohio on the high school dropout challenge and the school to work pipeline.  He was joined by AT&T Director of External Affairs, Mark Romito.  Listen here
June 7, 2018 -  John Bridgeland and Carmel Martin co-author an op.ed entitled, "Education Inequity is Holding Back American Potential" published in The Hill. 
June 6, 2018 -  PBS NewsHour publishes an op.ed by John Bridgeland and other co-founders of the Grad Nation campaign on the deeper high school dropout challenge, found here
June 6, 2018  -  John and Fallon Bridgeland attend the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery. 
June 5, 2018  -  Ed Week features story on Building a Grad nation report with co-authors Jennifer DePaoli, John Bridgeland, Robert Balfanz, and Matthew Atwell. 
June 5, 2018 -  Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University release the 2018 Annual Update of Building a Grad Nation in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education with lead sponsor AT&T and supporting sponsor Lumina Foundation. To read the full report, click here.
May 24, 2018 -  Civic CEO Bruce Reed and research associate Matthew Atwell release "The Rise of the Expert Economy," the first comprehensive study of the expert industry, which connects up to 1.5 million experts to companies in need of their knowledge or expertise. See the press release for more information and read the full report here.  
May 21, 2018  -  Commissioner John Bridgeland speaks on two panels at the Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. 
May 21, 2018  -  Jen DePaoli and John Bridgeland speak to students from William and Mary's Washington Center Summer Program about Civic's work, leadership, and their own career paths. 
May 15, 2018 -  If you missed the Live Broadcast from the White Shark Café program, you can watch the recording of the program here
May 15, 2018  -  Launch of Aspen High Seas Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution with live broadcast from the White Shark Café. See photo here of team members at the event; David Shaw, Sylvia Earle, Mike Conathan, and John Bridgeland. 
May 10, 2018 -  Malaria No More held its annual gala in New York.  Wolf Blitzer from CNN and Martha MacCallum from Fox News came together to support the event.  Malaria No More Vice Chairman John Bridgeland, who has played a leadership role in MNM since its 2006 launch at the White House Summit on Malaria, sat with former President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete, who played a leading role in the creation of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance. See photo from event of Vice Chairman John Bridgeland, Board Member Julie Henderson, Fox News Anchor Martha MacCallum, and CEO Martin Edlund here
May 8, 2018 -  Celebrating the wonderful work of Malaria No More UK —the Malaria Summit London brought together 14 heads of State and Governments, Bill Gates, scientists and private sector and international organizations unite to commit to beat malaria across the Commonwealth countries.

May 4, 2018  -  John Bridgeland gives the Keynote Address at the "Housing Is" Summit hosted by The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) in Washington, D.C. Education Leads Home partners Barbara Duffield, of SchoolHouse Connection, and Aurora Zepeda, of ICPH, speak on a panel following the presentation. 
May 2-3, 2018  -  Commissioner John Bridgeland participates in two days of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and presents the Policy Recommendations to the full commission with Policy Co-Chair, Gene Wilhoit. The Aspen Institute's National Commission is Co-Chaired by Tim Shriver, Linda Darling Hammond and Governor John Engler. 

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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.


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.


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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