Civics for Life is an initiative of

An informed citizenry is the bedrock of a strong democracy. The Sandra Day O'Connor Institute offers an array of programs in support of our mission to advance democracy through multigenerational civil discourse, civics education, and civic engagement. Join us: be part of lifelong learning and building a brighter future.

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."

       -- Sandra Day O'Connor

Our Mission

Civics for Life is an initiative to advance American democracy through multigenerational

learning in the areas of civics education, civil discourse, and civic engagement.

Our Vision

To create a nation where important policy decisions affecting our future are made

through a process of critical analysis of facts and informed participation of all citizens.

Our Core Values

Civil | Collaborative | Fact-based | Inclusive | Non-partisan | Objective

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