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.

Study Finds Sizable Impact of Civic Media Literacy Education on Democratic Engagement
by Joseph Kahne
June 24, 2019
Youth, through efforts that leverage the power of social media, are often driving many of the most important social movements of our era — from the #Dreamers, to #BlackLivesMatter, to the push for gun control and #NeverAgain. These efforts are fueling national dialogs as well as democratic action and are testimony to the power and importance of youth voice. Indeed, young people have been such a big part of online efforts to push for social change that some may conclude that there is no need for educators to help. They would be wrong.