Amplifying youth voices.
Transforming Democracy.


National Action Civics Collaborative (NACC) was founded in 2010 by six community, school, and university-based organizations concerned about the state of civics education in this country.

We are providing low income youth with the motivation, skills, knowledge and behaviors necessary for effective civic and political participation.

Geographically and programmatically diverse, these organizations are passionate about, and skilled in, providing youth with the kind of experiences that enable them to take action and leadership to solve community problems.

Discussions resulted in a commitment to collaborate on promoting and expanding the practice of Action Civics as an evidence-based approach to creating an engaged and educated citizenry.

With seed funding from the McCormick Foundation, leaders of NACC have held several conferences and presented their work at national conferences. Action Civics is gaining traction—in 2012, Arne Duncan referred to Action Civics as the “new generation of civic education.”