NJ Center For Civic Education

The New Jersey Center for Civic Education is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences and located on the Rutgers-Piscataway campus. The Center is dedicated to:

  • Fostering the knowledge, skills and dispositions students need to be responsible, engaged politically tolerant citizens in a democratic society
  • Providing professional development and resources for K-12 educators
  • Promoting civic engagement and an understanding of history and the role of the citizen and public policy-making in a democratic society
  • Advocating for policies that enhance the teaching of social studies
  • Upcoming Events

    December 9, 2014
    Teaching with Primary Sources, workshop for grades 3-12
    Livingston Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    January 21, 2015
    New Jersey State We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution High School Competition
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    April 2, 2015
    Teaching with Primary Sources workshop, for grades 3-12 (repeat of December 9th workshop)
    Livingston Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    June 30, 2015
    Advanced Teaching with Primary Sources
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    July 22-23, 2015
    Civics & Economics Summer Institute
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    Oct 20-21, 2015
    NJCSS Annual Fall Conference
    Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ


    Contact Information

    Arlene Gardner, Director
    civiced@njclre.rutgers.edu
    Phone: (848) 445-3413
    NJ Center for Civic Education
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    640 Bartholomew Road, Suite 101-103
    Piscataway, NJ 08854


    Be part of the effort to ensure that our next generation has the skills, knowledge, and interest to be informed, engaged citizens. Donate to the New Jersey Center for Civic Education.