The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has as its mission to assume a national leadership role in preparing new generations of American citizens. The focus is to provide programs, institutes, activities and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities.
Project Citizen showcase to take place on December 2, 2013 at Stewart Center, Room 214-218, Purdue University. The event is free and open for public. To learn more, please read press release.
The Ackerman Center is partner of Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute hosted by Curriculum and Instruction Department at College of Education. We are hosting 45 European and The U.S. fellows (16-18 years old) who are active in their communities, curious and eager to work, learn during the institute that takes place July 1-27, 2013 at Purdue University. Visit our website for more information here.
Elementary school teachers are participating in the summer institute "Creating Content-Rich Instruction for the 90-Minute reading block" sponsored and conducted by the Ackerman Center. For more information follow the link to news artcile about the institute here.
Elementary School students discussing the Constitution at We the People showcase coordinated and sponsored by the Ackerman Center. To read more please click here.
December 2, 2013
Project Citizen Showcase takes places at Purdue University. More than 100 high school students showcasing public policies and action plans that will solve variuos community problems. To lear more about it, please read Press Release here.
September 17, 2013
Purdue University celebrates Costitution Day, coordinated by the Acerman Center. Come and participate in different games, watch local celebrities (including Lafaytte and West Lafayette Mayors) and students in a constitution quiz-off. For more information visit Purdue University's Constitution Day Website.
July 1-27, 2013
Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is taking place at Purdue University. To read more about it please visit our website here.
The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship offers a variety of programs for educators, students and the community.