Civic Education Project

Basic Information

Address: 617 Dartmouth Place Evanston IL 60208
Phone Number: 847/467-2572
Fax Number: 847/467-0880
Director: Katrina Weimholt

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Additional Information

Population Served: Students in grades 7-12
Programs Open To: Students in grades 7-12
Program History:

The Civic Education Project (CEP) combines hands-on education and community service to promote civic responsibility among young people. Through innovative school-year programs and summer courses, CEP offers promising young people opportunities to learn and serve in communities across the country, developing the knowledge, experience and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on the world.

CEP offers weeklong service-learning immersion programs during the academic year for students in grades 9 through 12, and intensive, three-week service-learning courses during the summer for students completing grades 7 through 12. Since the organization's founding in 1997, nearly 5,000 students have participated in 365 programs and courses and dedicated more than 125,000 total hours to service in host communities throughout the country.

CEP Offers Spring and Summer Programs:
The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines hands-on education, meaningful service, powerful speakers and seminars, and an unforgettable residential experience for a summer that students describe as "life-changing."

CivicWeek brings together outstanding high school students from around the country for a week of service, learning, leadership and laughter. The city becomes a classroom as students gain hands-on experience with important social issues and explore careers that make a difference in fields like human rights, law, public health and urban development. Together with an experienced staff team, groups of 12-18 students engage in meaningful service, meetings with top professionals and community leaders and hands-on learning in a fun and supportive living-learning community.


Spring 2014 Programs
Topics, Dates & Locations

Human Rights & Urban Affairs
March 23 - March 29, 2014
Chicago, IL

Law & Criminal Justice
March 16 - March 22, 2014
New York, NY
March 30 - April 5, 2014
Chicago, IL

Politics & Urban Development
April 13 - April 19, 2014
Washington, DC

Public Health
March 23 - March 29, 2014
Chicago, IL
March 30 - April 5, 2014
Chicago, IL

Summer 2014 Programs
Dates & Locations

Civic Leadership Institute
Northwestern University, Loop Campus
July 6 - July 25, 2014
Chicago, Illinois

Civic Leadership Institute
Center for Talented Youth
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore
June 29-July 18, 2014

Civic Leadership Institute
Center for Talented Youth
University of California Berkeley
July 20-August 8, 2014