MCLC Week 2023!


Register Today and Join the Celebration of Civic Learning!

Whether you're a student, educator, parent, administrator, policymaker, or a member of the general public, we have events for you during Massachusetts Civic Learning WeekMarch 6 –10! All events are free and virtual and organized by the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition (MCLC) in conjunction with National Civic Learning Week.

Throughout the week of March 6 –10, take part in youth-led panel discussions, Q&A sessions with civic leaders, book readings, democratic simulations, curriculum and pedagogy workshops, and more. And, since many of the daytime sessions are designed for youth participation, this is a unique opportunity to engage your students in civics learning!

Be sure to also join these special events: 

 OPENING EVENT, From Students to Public Officials: What was your path to civic engagement? (Monday, March 6, 1:30pm). Register here

Join us to kick off Civic Learning Week on Monday, March 6th at 1:30pm! High school students from across the state will facilitate a conversation with Bessie Dewar, Massachusetts State Solicitor and Rontear Pendleton, Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General. Learn how these state officials first became civically engaged and how that has impacted their career paths!

 LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING, Progress & Opportunity: Taking Stock of the 2018 Civics Law (Wednesday, March 8, 1:30 - 2:30pm), Massachusetts State House Room 428. Register here.

Guided by a ground breaking state law and updated Massachusetts social studies standards, civic education has made a comeback in the Commonwealth with new updated curriculum and professional development to help guide our schools and teachers. Educators are doing extraordinary work working with students Grades K-12 to prepare them to engage in our democracy. "Progress & Opportunity: Taking Stock of the 2018 Civics Law,” a briefing featuring Senator Becca Rausch, Representative Andy Vargas, and Massachusetts students and teachers will highlight their work connecting and engaging with their communities. The event will highlight the achievements over the past five years and identify the challenges the Commonwealth faces to bring quality civic education to all K-12 students. Key to the progress is the continued funding of the Civic Project Trust Fund which provides funding for state and local educators for curriculum development and professional development for teachers.

  Please note this event is in-person at the Massachusetts State House in Room 428.



 Check out the Civic Learning Week (CLW) website. National events will include a forum with many prominent speakers including Danielle Allen and Sam Wineburg, discussion of civics seals and other strategies, as well as demonstrations of game-based learning for democracy, and a special opportunity to engage with Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor. 

Events here in Massachusetts and other states also may be accessed via the Civic Learning Week (CLW) website. Be sure to check out the Resources page as well.