We are a grassroots, non-partisan, non-profit organization that is building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions.
About The Institute
We are a grassroots, non-partisan, non-profit organization that is building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions. The Institute does not endorse any political candidate, nor do we take a position on any issue. We are about process, not positions. Not a think tank, and not a watch dog organization, we serve as a catalyst for change. Together we can make a difference!
The Institute facilitates dialogue through Congressional Student Forums. We teach respect by engaging groups (young and old) in trips to our nation's capital, Washington, DC., where people are able to engage the political process through personal participation. We build civility through our membership, speaking engagements and civility workshops.
We invite you to visit each of our pages and learn more about this absolutely unique citizens’ movement for change. We hope you will add your voice to the call for civility - join the Institute or donate to the Institute today!
For additional information on who we are and what we do, you may also find this overview of Institute activities to be a helpful starting point.
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We cannot fairly expect more of our leaders until we expect more of ourselves.” – Jennifer Killian