Massachusetts Organizations

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

At the core of CIRCLE’s work are a series of values that reflect our vision for stronger civic education and engagement, and for our role as ethical and effective researchers in pursuit of that goal. For all ages.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute brings Senator Kennedy’s vision for a dynamic hub of civic engagement to life. With educational programs, public forums, and digital exhibits, the Kennedy Institute welcomes individuals of all ages to debate the issues of the day, learn from each other, and leave empowered to make their own contributions to improving their communities and our nation. Resource for all ages.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod. Resource for all ages.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation’s thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Resource for all ages.

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For all ages.

Mass Humanities

Our mission is to lead and support programs using history, literature, and other humanities disciplines to improve civic life in Massachusetts. For all ages.

Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition (MCLC)

We are a non-partisan coalition of nonprofits, educators, think tanks, universities, and other partners committed to preparing all students to become more civically aware and involved. For all grade levels, especially teachers and administrators.

Massachusetts Commonwealth Archives

The Massachusetts Archives Digital Repository provides access to permanent digital records of Massachusetts state government. Resource for all ages.

Massachusetts Council for Social Studies

Provide a professional organization for educators involved in teaching any of the wide range of subject areas included in the definition of social studies. Resource for teachers of all ages.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for History/Social Studies

The Massachusetts Department of Education in History, Social Science, and Civics. Resource for teachers of all grades.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. Resource for all ages.

Massachusetts Insight Education & Research

We provide leadership in closing achievement and opportunity gaps for underserved students to drive college and career success by focusing on system transformation and student academic success. For all grade levels, especially teachers and administrators.

Massachusetts Office of the Governor

Resource about the Massachusetts Executive branch. For all ages.

Massachusetts State Legislature

The Massachusetts State Legislature website with all representatives and senators, laws, and events in the Commonwealth. Resource for all ages.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Resource about the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the state’s court system. For all ages.

Newton North High School Center for Civic Engagement and Service

Creating opportunities for every student to participate in community action, service, and civic life. Non-partisan. Pluralistic. For High School students.

Revolution 250

The Revolution is coming! Over the coming ten years, Revolution 250 will explore the history of the American Revolution and the ways that this story still resonates in society today. Culminating in 2026, 250 years since the American colonies declared independence from the British Empire, we will pull together residents, visitors, planners, educators, artists, students, the business community, and politicians to recognize the importance of our culture and values.

The Boston Foundation

As Greater Boston’s community foundation, the Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone. For all ages.

United Nations Association of Greater Boston

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston is dedicated to building a strong multigenerational network of global citizens in the Boston area. We educate, inspire, and mobilize members of the community to engage with critical global issues central to the work and mission of the United Nations. For Middle and High school students, including students and teachers.


UTEC’s mission is to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. For Middle and High School students.