Preparing for Democracy: How Community-Based Organizations Build Civic Engagement among Urban Youth

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Discipline 1 Political science
Discipline 2
Publication Title Preparing for Democracy: How Community-Based Organizations Build Civic Engagement among Urban Youth
Description The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) shows a civic knowledge gap similar to the achievement gap, showing urban youth struggling in particular. However, research has shown that urban youth can be civically engaged when they are involved in projects or organizing intended to improve community conditions, not simply absorbing civic knowledge. This article shares findings from case studies of two Bronx-based community organizations that have successful models of civic engagement with urban youth. The findings reveal the practices that the adults use in the organizations to get urban youth civically engaged and to develop a “civic identity.”
Publication Year 2013
Publication Author Jessica Shiller
Publication Type Article
Publisher Urban Education
Major Funders
Publication Link https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0042085912436761