CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

City Works Evaluation
  • Project Description¬†

    We conducted a study of CityWorks - an experiential high school government curriculum in collaboration with Bernadette Chi of the East Bay Conservation Corps. The curriculum was created by the Constitutional Rights Foundation and is being used in several Los Angeles area high schools.



    Surdna Foundation


    Kahne, J., Chi, B., Middaugh, E. (2006). Building Social Capital for Civic and Political Engagement: The Potential of High School Government Courses. Canadian Journal of Education. 29(2). 87-409.