A Message From Our President
To all civic education educators and stakeholders:
MACCE is working toward getting our website current. Suffice it to say that issues with our web designer and instruction on maintaining the website were lacking, and we are making a great effort to bring you updates, programming and initiatives relating to civic education for everyone.
Since the inception of our website in late November of 2014, we have kept our programs going:
- MA State Finals for the We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution were held on the last Saturday of January in 2015, 2016 and 2017. As you can see from our updated calendar, the 2018 WTP State Finals will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute (for the third year in a row).
- The MA State Showcase for Project Citizen is held at the MA State House, usually the first Friday in June. This year there were 6 teams that participated.
- MACCE has introduced a new initiative called the Citizen Lyceum whose mission is to discuss the principles and values of American government to adults. This adult learning opportunity held its first event on October 28, 2016 at the Asa Waters Mansion in Millbury, MA. (You can find more details on our program pages.)
- The James Madison Legacy Project, a professional development grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is in its third year. This summer we will hold the JMLP Cohort 3 institute at Suffolk University from July 30 to August 3. There are 29 participants, 23 of whom are from Massachusetts. (A review of this program is found on our home page.)
Note updates on pictures and videos from the previous events.
Our next challenge is to provide additional civic education links for our audience.
Finally, we ask you to make suggestions, to contribute lesson plans, and to provide us feedback so that we can give civic educators what we need to maintain our constitutional democracy.
We encourage your efforts to make civic education a vital part of our work!
Roger L. Desrosiers
President of the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education (MACCE)