CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Current Projects
  • Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age (EDDA)

    Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age (EDDA) is a partnership between Mills College, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), and the National Writing Project. The purpose of this initiative is to leverage web 2.0 tools and best practices in civic education to provide all high school students in Oakland with opportunities that will prepare and motivate them to work for positive change in their communities.

  • Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP)

    The Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) project is exploring the transformations that accompany the digital age, and investigating the opportunities for educators in preparing young people to participate in civic and political life.

  • The Youth & Participatory Politics Research Network (YPP)

    The YPP Research Network is a network of scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines working together to understand the ways youth participation in online networks is shaping and reshaping youth civic and political engagement in the public sphere.