About MCCE


The Michigan Center for Civic Education is guided by a committed Board of Directors that meets at least four times per year. In 2007 the MCCE Board adopted a strategic plan (PDF, 204 KB).

Interim President

Hon. Ronald W. Lowe Judge 
35th District Court


Bill Trevarthen, Executive Director (ret)
Michigan Government Television


Margaret J. Krasnoff, Of Counsel
Fink & Valvo, PLLC

Nancy Becker Bennett, Division Director                                                                                  Grants & Community Services Division
Michigan State Police

Jim Cameron, Social Studies Consultant                                                                                Curriculum & Instruction
Michigan Department of Education

M. J. Stephen Fox, Attorney                                                                                                          Fox & Associates

Donald M. Fulkerson, Attorney
Law Offices of Donald M. Fulkerson

David Hales Social Studies Consultant
Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency

Hon. Hoon-Yung Hopgood
State Senator, MI District 8

Megan McCausland
Director of Community Relations
Michigan Works! Berrien Cass Van Buren 

Monica R. Nuckolls
Associate Professor
Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Lynn Richardson, Commissioner
Michigan Supreme Court

Janet K. Welch, Executive Director 
State Bar of Michigan

Dr. Suzanne M Wilson, Chair                                                                                                  Department of Teacher Education
Michigan State University

Paul Zavala, Attorney                                                                                                                General Motors Corp


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Our Mission – The Mission of the Michigan Center for Civic Education is...
History – The Michigan Center for Civic Education was founded as...
Board – The Michigan Center for Civic Education is guided by a...
Advisory Committee – The heads of the MCCE co-sponsoring agencies, along...
Volunteers – Even if you are not a teacher, you play an indispensable role...
Members – The Michigan Center for Civic Education is indebted to our...
Testimonials – Thanks for the time and effort that is put into...

MCCE’s Resources, Programs, & Lessons

Educating for Citizenship

Educating for Citizenship is a conference for educators and community members that highlights best practices in law-related and civic education in Michigan and nationally.

Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award

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Mock Trial

A Mock Trial is designed to reenact much of what might take place in a trial court.  Students take on the roles of attorneys and witnesses and compete against each other in real courtrooms in front of real judges and lawyers.

"[A] unique opportunity for young people to learn about the legal system..."

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