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

    Project Citizen Showcase for grades 4-12--June 4, 2021


    New Jersey Council for the Social Studies 2020 Annual Fall Conference is now digital due to the pandemic.
    Go to http://njcss.org/ for additional information and video resources.


    New Jersey Student Mock Election-October 13-27, 2020


    We the People the Citizen and the Constitution high school competition will be digital to ensure the safety of all participants--January 27, 2021


    Contact Information

    Arlene Gardner
    Executive Director
    arlenega@sas.rutgers.edu
    Robert O'Dell
    Associate Director
    robert.odell@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.