About Citizen University

Our Vision

Our dream is a country in which Americans are steeped in a sense of civic character and educated in the tools of civic power. Where each of us are problem-solving contributors in our communities. Our mission is to build this culture of powerful, responsible citizenship across the country.

We believe that the American creed promises freedom, equality, and justice—and we work with people across the nation to realize the country we know is possible.

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A Message from the CU team

Where We're Headed

Over the past few years, the CU ecosystem has grown into a powerful and purposeful coast-to-coast community, with new pockets of civic spirit and action springing up from Miami to Wichita to San Diego.

As we are about to kick off three of our programs over the next few months—and add two new staff to our team!—we wanted to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. We invite each of you to put down some roots in the CU garden as we each help our nation grow into the thriving democracy it can be.

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Building a Stronger Culture of Citizenship

Our Programs

We bring people together to learn the tools of building a strong civic culture. In our programs, people like you explore and experiment with ways to deepen a sense of civic responsibility and build civic power in themselves and others. Restoring the civic health of our communities takes each one of us living like citizens, reviving faith in one another, and redefining our civic norms and ways of being together.

What does a vibrant, civic culture look like for your community? How are you going to make it happen? This may be just what you’re looking for.

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What’s New at CU


Apply to our programs

Find out what programs you can join at Citizen University. Learn more →



Join the CU Team

We are thrilled to be adding two brand new positions to the Citizen University team! If you’re ready to jump into a dynamic, mission-driven position, we encourage you to apply

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