Civic Engagement Days
In the fall, IPCE offered a 2-day workshop,"From Social Problem to Policy
Action," to CPS schools participating in the Global Citizenship Initiative.
Designed and timed to align with the CPS fall semester Civics curriculum,
the workshop introduced students to the concept of 'issue framing' at the
heart of many civic engagement and social change efforts. The workshop
also featured an 'Issues Forum' for schools to present the issue briefs
the students had researched and prepared as part of the Civics class
"It was great to see a room full of future young leaders present solutions
they generated together on issues they feel strongly about. The dialogue
session after the presentations reinforced the importance of informing,
engaging and empowering our youth so they can become involved in
the process of creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their
communities." – Catalina Nava, IPCE Program Coordinator
Over 150 juniors and seniors from Phillips, Chicago Virtual, Alcott,
Amundsen, and Gage Park high schools attended these workshops.