MiCivics Coalition


Together we can work to build a Michigan where every person has the opportunities, knowledge, and skills to participate meaningfully in the civic life of their community.

Join us by adding your voice, experience, and perspective to the MiCivics Coalition work. Better yet, become a partner to address civic needs and opportunities for each and every student, teacher, and community members across our great state.


Over a year ago, a small group of concerned educators and community members began to meet to discuss what might we be able to do to learn about, elevate, and advance the state of civic education and the health of Michigan’s civic life. From here, we developed focus groups to ascertain as to the hopes and needs of administrators, educators, and community members. This was the start of the MiCivics Coalition.

The MiCivics Coalition is growing because so many have decided to join in the work, recognizing the need to reshape our own efforts behind school and community based education. Please consider joining this beautiful adventure, full of learning how and relearning the why to advance meaningful, engaging, rigorous, and authentic civic education.

On behalf of the MiCivics Coalition, thank you for investing your time and energy into a more equipped, informed, expressive, and beautiful today and tomorrow.

Join the Coalition TODAY!  


The evolving vision of the MiCivics Coalition is to create a Michigan where:

  • every single student and educator can experience immersive and meaningful programs like We the People, Mock Trial, and Project Citizen – K-12,
  • every person has the opportunities, knowledge, and skills to participate meaningfully in the civic life of their community,
  • all people are equipped to participate fully in a democratic society,
  • to advance equity, education, agency, voice, empowerment for all Michiganders, and
  • ______ add your why and vision here!

This is your invitation to join the work! This is the only way to advance what we are know is so critical in our society. Please share and bring others to the table as well. MCCE thanks each and every coalition member and partner organization. Like the “Tree of 40 Fruits”, each of us is bound to each other through our civic connections and roots, each with our own expression and perspectives of how to best engage our world.


Moreover, MCCE would like to thank the intellectual and financial support of the Michigan Humanities and the CivXNow Coalition. This project is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities along with the CivXNow Coalition, a project of iCivics.

MiCivics Preliminary Findings

See the preliminary results of the 2022 listening tours.

MiCivics Preliminary Recommendations

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Upcoming Listening Tour Locations

Previous Listening Tour Locations


Date & Location

Link to RSVP

Marquette Listening Tour Stop


Peter White Public Library

Friday, August 12 3:30-4:30 pm

2nd Floor, Shiras Room

217 N Front St.

Copper Country Listening Tour Stop

Copper Country ISD

4:25-5:45 pm

809 Hecia St.

Hancock, MI 49930

St. Ignace Public Library

Friday, September 30

1:30 – 2:30 pm

110 West Spruce Street

St. Ignace, MI 49781

Flint Listening Tour Stop

Downtown Branch YMCA of
Greater Flint
Thursday, October 13th – 5:30 – 6:30
411 E 3rd St.
Flint, MI 48503

Ann Arbor Listening Tour Stop

Ann Arbor Public Library ​- ​

Pittsfield Branch

Friday, October 14th – 5:30 – 6:30 PM

2359 Oak Valley Dr

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Detroit Listening Tour Stop

Detroit Center –
University of Michigan
3663 Woodward Ave., Suite 150
Detroit, MI 48201

Grand Rapids Listening Tour Stop

Grand Rapids Library
Main Branch
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Lansing Listening Tour Stop

Lansing location tbd