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Civic literacy

An education in civics itself, independent of tech, is a necessary precursor to effectively designing and building civic tech. Too many founders jump into democracy and government contexts with a favorite tech solution despite near-total ignorance of those sectors, their histories, or their inner workings. The projects here address traditional civic literacy education, often with a more modern and digital approach.

A Starting Point

A website to provide succinct answers to common political questions from both Democratic and Republican perspectives

ActiVote

A single civic action each day ensures that a voter will never miss an election and feel empowered showing up to the polls.

cat-icon 1 Avery St, Boston, MA, USA

Baobab.law

Baobab.law attempts to remove barriers to legal assistance by providing DIY legal solutions in the form of videotutorials. Videos are recorded with professional lawyers, and are available in multiple languages.

cat-icon South Africa

Bite the Ballot

Bite The Ballot is an international social enterprise that specialises in civic and community engagement. Our charity has grown from an idea in a classroom to coordinating world-record breaking campaigns, changing laws and rebranding politics among young and socially-excluded communities.

cat-icon United Kingdom

Burocratas YouTube channel

Somos una herramienta de información que busca que los ciudadanos tengan una visión clara y completa de la gestión de los funcionarios públicos en Colombia.

cat-icon Bogota, Colombia

Center for Civic Education

The Center for Civic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to promoting an enlightened and responsible citizenry committed to democratic principles and actively engaged in the practice of democracy in the United States and other countries.

CivLab

CivLab is a suite of complementary projects and design-thinking that revolve around the concepts of citizenship, civics, and engagement.

cat-icon Lehigh University, Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Constitute Project

Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions so that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using an inviting, clean interface.

cat-icon Texas, USA

DemGames

An impactful gaming platform that complements assessment tools around civic and voter education principles for youth, focusing on scalability and fun.

Democracy.com

The number one reason people give for not getting involved in an issue or election is that they don’t know how. Solving this problem led us to create Democracy.com. Our groundbreaking free-to-join platform makes citizen action as easy as buying a book online.

Direct Democracy Database

The Direct Democracy Database allows users to explore the different ways direct democracy is used in different countries.

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen believes all students have the right to civics education that prepares them to participate in our democracy.

GovSight Civic Technologies

GovSight is a 501(c)(3) US nonprofit that is building a comprehensive civic information platform to help make citizenship simplified for all.

cat-icon 14110 Rocky Valley Dr, Centreville, VA, USA

How to vote in every state videos

Democracy only works when we vote. But voter laws are different in every state in America, so the process for registering to vote, checking your registration...

iCivics

iCivics works to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education and graduates from high school well prepared and enthusiastic for citizenship

cat-icon 1035 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA

Know Your Rights Camp

A free campaign for youth funded by Colin @kaepernick7 to raise awareness on self-empowerment 💪🏿 and interacting with law enforcement 🚔