Indiana Civics Coalition
The Indiana Bar Foundation announced formation of the Indiana Civics Coalition during the April 13 inaugural Indiana Civics Summit.
“The Indiana Bar Foundation has created the Indiana Civics Coalition to be a conduit for civic organizations, colleagues, friends, and fellow citizens who want to be a part of improving our communities through civics and to advance the cause of civics in our state,” said Indiana Bar Foundation President & CEO Charles Dunlap. (Pictured)
Representatives of education, business, the legal community, government, and local communities will work cohesively to expand the impact civics has on all Hoosiers. Coalition membership is open to groups and individuals with a commitment to civics, collaboration, and a desire to expand Indiana’s civic awareness. If you are interested in joining the Indiana Civics Coalition, contact Director of Civic Education Tim Kalgreen. Groups or individuals wanting to sponsor the Indiana Civics Coalition are encouraged to contact Foundation Director of Development Kim Berry.
The first Indiana Civics Coalition meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 8, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
The meeting registration link is available here.
What Others Are Saying About Civics
“People are paying attention. There is growing momentum and understanding for the significance of civic education.”
-Christopher Riano, Center for Civic Education
“We must create opportunities to work together, to collaborate, and engage if we are to sustain and grow a non-partisan culture.”
-Katie Mears, Salesforce
“As judicial leaders, we must inform, inspire, and involve the public.”
-Hon. James Sweeney II, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
“We ask you- how do you want to be involved, to participate in our civic community?”
-Tim Kalgreen, Indiana Bar Foundation Director of Civic Education
Watch Dr. Richard Haass deliver keynote remarks from the Indiana Civics Summit on the importance of civics locally, domestically, and internationally. Dr. Haass makes the case that our idea of citizenship needs to be revised and expanded.
The 2021 Indiana Civic Health Index provides data on a wide range of issues and includes a 10-year perspective on voter registration, voter turnout, and how Hoosiers view their civic responsibilities. Find additional Civic Health Index and other related publications here.
Bulwark is a national podcast with an episode focusing on civic education and states that are leaders, including Indiana. Please access the podcast here and note the Indiana section begins around the 19:00 minute mark through the 20:40 mark.
CivXNow, a project of iCivics, has formed the nation’s largest cross-partisan Coalition to fuel our constitutional democracy through K-12 civic education.
The Illinois Civics Hub describes itself as the leading resource for information on the required implementation of civics classes in Illinois.
The Maryland Civic Education Coalition is among national examples of statewide civics organizations
The Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition is among many national examples of statewide civics organizations.
April 26, 20232, article on Civics Summit and Coalition in iCivix Newsletter
April 26, 2023, article about formation of the Indiana Civics Coalition from the Indiana Lawyer
April 14, 2023 article about the Indiana Civics Summit from the Indiana Citizen
April 14, 2023, article about the Indiana Civics Summit from the Indiana Lawyer
April 10, 2023, “5 Questions” article from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
April 8, 2023, Civics Summit Preview from the Indiana Citizen
March 29, 2023, Indiana Civics Summit Preview from the Indiana Lawyer
March 29, 2023, Indiana Civics Summit Preview from the Indiana Citizen
March 23, 2023, Indiana Civics Summit Preview from the Indiana Capital Chronicle
Indiana Civics Coalition Sponsors
The Indiana Bar Foundation thanks the following organizations for their generous support:
- Church Church Hittle and Antrim
- Indiana University Center for Representative Government
- Indiana Citizen Education Foundation, Inc.
- Business for America
- Community-Engaged Alliance
- Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Krieg DeVault LLP
For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Foundation Director of Development Kim Berry.