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Phone: 312-663-9057
407 S Dearborn St Ste 1700
Illinois 60605
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Target demographics: prepare young people for informed civic engagement

Programs: The Action-Based Communities Project, Illinois Youth Summit, Equal Justice Under Law, The Edward J. Lewis II Lawyers in the Classroom Program, Primary VOICE and the CRFC Annual Professional Development Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government.

The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) strengthens American democracy by providing elementary and secondary students with hands-on learning about the Constitution to prepare them for informed civic engagement. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, CRFC designs and conducts local, national, and international programs that emphasize current and historical controversies involving rights, law, and policy. CRFC was founded in 1974 as part of the Constitutional Rights Foundation in Los Angeles and became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 1990.

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I'm a high school social studies teacher, and I'm proud to say tha my students and I continue to benefit from the many programs that this organization provides. CRFC provides the professional development necessary to keep teachers on the cutting edge for providing quality civic education ... more »
I am a teacher who has involved students in CRFC programs since 1997. I maintain my commitment to this civic organization because every year a new group of my students benefit from the opportunity to deliberate controversial policy issues. Through the Illinois Youth Summit, my students have the ... more »
Soy abogada y trabajé en el Proyecto Deliberando en una democracia en las Américas, en el que participamos varios países como México, Perú, Colombia y Estados Unidos, fue una experiencia que marcó mi vida y transformó mi modo de enseñanza, ahora hago deliberaciones en mis clases para que mis... more »
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