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.

Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age (EDDA)
  • Project Description

    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. In other words, we aim to prepare students to be community ready.


    By providing civic learning opportunities through the standard curriculum that include academic skill development, exposure to models of civic engagement, and opportunities for youth to work on issues that are relevant to them we can reach all OUSD students and support the development of empowered civic and political actors.


    By strengthening pathways for students to develop digital media literacies around online research and digital production that enable them to successfully research, analyze, and act on civic issues, EDDA provides OUSD students an increasingly essential civic competency.


    For more info visit: EDDA



    S.D. Bechtel, Jr Foundation

    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

    Op-Ed Oakland Tribune, August 27, 2013 Technology can help get kids "community ready" by EDDA Researchers Ellen Middaugh and Joseph Kahne  


    Teachers Teaching Teachers #360 - August 21, 2013. What's new at Gooru? With Jo Paraiso (Fremont High), Leah Jensen (Instructional Tech Lead OUSD), Timothy Burke (School Partnerships at Gooru), and Andrew Wyndham (School Partnerships at Gooru)