Citizens Now is a 12-week after-school program conceived and implemented by ICE to teach 5th and 6th graders at Chicago’s Public Schools the skills of citizenship and the importance of participating and working with others in our democracy. 

RESULTS:

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  • The first 13 students from Newton Bateman Elementary School in Irving Park graduated from the Citizens Now program in May 2015.

  • Quantitative analysis of the program pre/post-questionnaire showed positive improvements on questions testing students’ knowledge and self-reported communication with adults and peers.

  • Download ICE's 2-page evaluation summary (to the right) for more detailed findings about the Citizens Now pilot.

Ideally, in my dream, the Citizens Now program would be available for every student.
— Assistant Principal Efrain Martinez, Newton Bateman Elementary School, Irving Park, Chicago