Civics Unplugged

Civics Unplugged trains and funds high-school innovators.

Location | Othea: Opportunity Boards for High Schools
New York, NY
User | Othea: Opportunity Boards for High Schools
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Civics Unplugged is a 501(c)(3) social enterprise founded in 2019 that empowers leaders of Gen Z with the training, funding, and network they need to become civic innovators that build a brighter future for humanity.We are re-imagining civic education and sparking a global civic renewal. We do this by building a community of young leaders who are committed to realizing their potential, and supporting the flourishing of their communities and the world around them. Civics Unplugged is led by graduates of the CU Fellowship: an intensive three-month leadership program that trains thousands of high schoolers each year in the fundamentals of personal development, systems thinking, and civic literacy. The Fellowship prepares Fellows to take full advantage of CU’s Civic Gym, which offers year-round programming for Fellowship graduates to continue developing the knowledge, skills, and practices needed to realize their full civic potential. In addition to receiving training, members of the CU Community receive mentorship and direct financial investment to scale initiatives that catalyze human flourishing around the world.Our community represents all 50 U.S. States, as well as 47 countries around the globe spanning North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. 74% of our community identifies as women, 70% identify as BIPOC, and 22% are part of an active U.S. Military family. It is in this diverse community that the magic of CU emerges. Everything we do at Civics Unplugged is built with Gen Zers across the world, ensuring that everything we create relates to our target audience and stays relevant in a fast-paced environment. And given that our programming is digital-first, almost any student, no matter their location, can join this community and train to become a civic superhero.By the end of this decade, the Civics Unplugged movement will have supported the flourishing of millions around the world.

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