Youth Development

Learning Law and Democracy Foundation

Saint Paul, MN

Mission

Learning Law and Democracy Foundation brings civics, government, and law-related education to life with educational resources and opportunities that build well-educated, engaged, and effective citizens. Through engaging student programs and professional development for their teachers, students are inspired to get involved in meaningful ways. They learn how to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Our website, teachingcivics.org, links teachers and students with vetted and evaluated resources, providing the most effective lessons available.

Ruling Year

2005

Executive Director

Jennifer Bloom

Main Address

2395 University Avenue West Room 22 Suite 220

Saint Paul, MN 55114 USA

Keywords

civic education, government education, non profit, professional development, civic education resources, teaching civics

EIN

26-0077593

 Number

4020682296

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

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We the People

Project Citizen

teachingcivics.org

Professional Development

Curriculum Development

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Learning Law and Democracy Foundation Goals:
1. Increase the civic knowledge and skills of Minnesota students and provide program opportunities
2. Improve teacher knowledge of civics and government and improve teacher capacity to teach in engaging manner
3. Provide engaging resources for teaching civics and government and share resources on teachingcivics.org
4. Provide assistance to other civic education organizations to improve civic education resources and opportunities

1. Increase the civic knowledge and skills of Minnesota students and provide program opportunities
a. Sponsor youth programs: We the People and Project Citizen
b. Develop Minnesota specific materials on Minnesota content included in Social Studies Standards
c. Increase competency of teachers through professional development
2. Improve teacher knowledge of civics and government and improve teacher capacity to teach in engaging manner
a. Provide professional development for teachers including short presentations, workshops, and institutes
b. Build content knowledge of how Minnesota and Federal Governments work and skill in using interactive teaching materials
3. Provide engaging resources for teaching civics and government and share resources on teachingcivics.org
a. Design materials to address gaps
b. Identify high quality available resources produced by others, vet for accuracy, bias, effectiveness
c. Share materials on teachingcivics.org,
4. Provide assistance to other civic education organizations to improve civic education resources and opportunities
a. Serve on civic education committees of other organizations include government divisions
b. Assist in development materials
c. Promote and share resources on teachingcivics.org

Learning Law and Democracy Foundation has over 30 years of experience in the field and engages more than 30 consultants with many years of experience and specific expertise in meeting the needs of students and teachers to accomplish goals.

a. Increase in number of teachers with enhanced capacity to teach civics in engaging, informative, and inspirational ways
b. Increase in number of students who participate in youth programs
c. Increase number of resources on teachingcivics.org and increase use of the webpage to find resources, looking at users, pageviews, and time.

In past two years:
a. Additional 400 teachers received professional development
b. 1,000 students participated in youth programs at the state level
c. Double number of lessons on teachingcivics.org and experienced a 60% increase in use of website.

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Financials

Learning Law and Democracy Foundation

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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