The Civic Engagement Research Group
At the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG), at the University of California, Riverside and Mills College, we conduct quantitative and qualitative research focused on understanding:
- The nature of youth civic engagement
- The impact of civic learning opportunities and digital media participation on young people's civic capacities and commitments
- The quantity, quality, and equality of civic opportunities and outcomes in public schools and other contexts
The goal is to monitor trends, frame priorities, and develop an evidence base regarding effective civic education practices and policies.
CERG's mission 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.