News & Events

March 5-6 -  Civic Enterprises launches the Education leads Home campaign at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. John Bridgeland and Tricia Raikes published an op.ed on the PBS NewsHour. 
March 5, 2018  -  In partnership with SchoolHouse Connection, America's Promise Alliance, and the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, Civic Enterprises launched the Education Leads Home campaign at SXSW EDU in Austin, TX. To learn more about the campaign, visit
February 27, 2018 -  Bruce Reed gives keynote address on the Future of Work at Universities Australia’s annual higher education conference, which brought 1100 university leaders to Canberra. The speech was covered in the Sydney Morning Herald found here
February 22, 2018 -  Tim Shriver and John Bridgeland brief Chief State School Officers and leaders representing 25 State teams on best evidence and frameworks to promote the integration of social, emotional, and academic learning at CASEL's Collaborating States initiative in Chicago. 
February 13, 2018  -  Malaria No More Vice Chairman, John Bridgeland, gives remarks and introduces U.S. AID Administrator Mark Green at the Malaria No More Champions Breakfast on Capitol Hill. 
February 06, 2018 -  John Bridgeland and Jim Mason discuss the high school dropout epidemic and how Ohio and Cincinnati are addressing it on 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati. This work comes in context of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's announcement of American Graduate 3's focus on the school to work pipeline. Listen here
February 1, 2018 -  John Bridgeland and Jim Mason appear on National Public Radio in Cincinnati on the high school dropout epidemic and how Ohio and Cincinnati are addressing it. The work comes in the context of the announcement by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting of American Graduate 3 to focus the nation's attention on the school to work pipeline. 
January 30, 2018 -  Aspen Institute Future of Work Intiative releases new paper: Modernizing Unemployment Insurance for the Changing Nature of Work. Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland are Co-Chairs. See the overview and paper
January 23, 2018 -  John Bridgeland gave the Keynote Address at the National Educational Telecommunications Association, in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public media across the United States, on educating all students to college, career and community. John Gomperts, CEO of America's Promise Alliance spoke on a panel to illuminate the opportunities and challenges presented by the school to work pipeline. 
January 17, 2018 -  James Kvaal and John Bridgeland co-lead a panel on "Moneyball for Higher Education" for Results for America, where they released two reports on recommendations for state and the federal government.  

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Civic Enterprises advances many education initiatives aimed at increasing the national high school graduation rate, such as the GradNation Campaign and American Graduate, and is partnering with several organizations working in the field of education, including the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and Committee for Children.

Econ. Mobility

Civic Enterprises, in partnership with Opportunity Nation and Hart Research Associates, has worked on a research effort to marshal voices of low-income Americans on the challenges of fulfilling the promise of economic opportunity and mobility in the United States.

Civic Engagement

Civic Enterprises collaborates with organizations that are part of the National Service Alliance, including The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship, Voices for National Service, and ServiceNation, to advance the idea that all young Americans should commit to a year of full-time national service.

Global Affairs

Civic Enterprises has worked with a diverse array of international organizations, including Children International, Special Olympics, and the National Peace Corps Association, to develop initiatives and strengthen their work both domestically and internationally.


Civic Enterprises is partnering with numerous organizations and programs, such as the Earth Conservation Corps, EARTH University, and the 21st Century Conservation Service Corp, to strengthen environmental policies and initiatives on a national and global scale.


Civic Enterprises is working for The Heritage Foundation to develop a defined long term Medicare reform strategy and health proposals to tie together the health and entitlement LFA teams, working closely with the Director for the Center for Health Policy studies and the Director of the Roe Institute.

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