Educational Institutions


aka iCivics

Cambridge, MA


iCivics creates innovative and free educational resources that teach young Americans to be knowledgeable, curious, and engaged citizens. Our mission is to reimagine civic education, both in and out of the classroom.

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Ms. Louise Dubé

Main Address

1035 Cambridge Street Suite 21B

Cambridge, MA 02141 USA


Civics, Civic Education, Social Studies, Government





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Our programs

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Games-based learning resources

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Our Results

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Number of teachers who actively use iCivics resources

Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

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Number of teachers who actively use resources during each school year.

Number of students who use iCivics in their classrooms

Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

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Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

iCivics envisions a nation where all young Americans are prepared for active and informed citizenship. To support this vision, iCivics provides engaging and effective online educational games and curricular materials for students and teachers.

iCivics is currently in the midst of a 5-year strategic plan anchored by 3 inter-dependent programmatic pillars:

1) To engage every student in America in civic education.

2) To deepen the impact of our resources on civic knowledge, attitudes and engagement.

3) To promote pro-civic learning policies, and, thus drive demand for quality civic education nationwide.

iCivics produces popular, high quality and effective resources which is the best driver of demand.

iCivics has a clear, ambitious, and so far successful multi-year strategy for programmatic success.

iCivics has a lean, yet highly qualified, dedicated and effective staff with a range of specialized knowledge. The growth in iCivics' reach and impact has far exceeded the growth of its workforce.

iCivics has the leadership and commitment to increase and diversify its revenue to keep pace with up to 5 million new students, as well as content and technological innovation. Since its founding in 2009, iCivics has tripled its annual donations.

The movement for quality, civic education for all finally has momentum, with record levels of demand, as well as interest from media and the general public.

iCivics has identified and monitors a range of quantitative and qualitative measures to ensure it is reaching its strategic goals.

Those include:

Quantitative metrics tracking our reach and impact, including
the number of new teachers (those who set up new accounts), the number of active teachers (those who have used iCivics resources within the last year), the number of students served, game play rates, web traffic and lesson plan downloads.

Qualitative metrics focused on the outcomes of iCivics' work, including regular survey research, focus groups, randomized control studies and external academic evaluations.

We have not yet reached every middle and high school student in America (estimated 10 million per year).

iCivics has begun, but have not yet completed, adapting iCivics resources for the millions of ELL students in America and for more advance high school students.

iCivics continues to identify new areas of programmatic focus based on teacher feedback as well, including professional development.

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Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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