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

    Free one-day workshop, "Educating Students to be Informed, Engaged Citizens," will be held on March 15th at Rutgers University. For additional information and to register email arlenega@sas.rutgers.edu with your name, school, district and the grade level you teach.

    A free one-day Project Citizen workshop will be held on March 21, 2018. To register send an email to arlenega@sas.rutgers.edu

    July 15-20, 2018: James Madison Legacy Program offers a We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Summer Insitute Rutgers Inn and Conference Center

    For more information click here.
    To register click here.
    Contact Information

    Arlene Gardner, Director
    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.