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Nevada Center for Civic Engagement (NvCCE) Receives 3 Grants

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Our We the People students used their “real life” We the People skills on March 25, 2019 when they testified for SB 193 at the State Legislature and the Grant Sawyer Building about their passion for the curriculum, hearing experience and bonding with their classmates.

Kathleen Dickinson, Senator Marilyn Dondero-Loop, Professor Michael Green, Professor Sondra Cosgrove, Senator Joyce Woodhouse, Justice Elissa Cadish, Assemblyman Jason Frierson, Assemblywoman Dina Neal, Senator David Parks, Lobbyist Trey Delap, Senator Scott Hammond and Governor Steve Sisolak at signing of SB 193 June 14, 2019 nevada center for civic engagement | sb193 1 1250x813

Kathleen Dickinson, Senator Marilyn Dondero-Loop, Professor Michael Green, Professor Sondra Cosgrove, Senator Joyce Woodhouse, Justice Elissa Cadish, Assemblyman Jason Frierson, Assemblywoman Dina Neal, Senator David Parks, Lobbyist Trey Delap, Senator Scott Hammond and Governor Steve Sisolak at signing of SB 193 June 14, 2019

Students wrote letters from several Nevada High Schools while students from:

  • Jesse Hall Elementary School
  • Cadwalader Middle School
  • Saville Middle School
  • West Preparatory Academy
  • West Career and Technical Academy
  • McQueen High School
  • Coral Academy
  • Incline High School
  • Reno High School

In addition to the letters above, many students also testified in person along with some of their teachers.

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Teacher Averill Kelley with his students Frank Perez and Ariel Anderson at the Grant Sawyer Building, March 25, 2019.

SB 193 was introduced by Senator Joyce Woodhouse. Our Congressional District 3 First Place Award will be named for Senator Woodhouse beginning in December 2019.

Beginning in February 2019, our State First place We the People trophy has been named for Judge Philip Pro who was instrumental with former We the People Coordinator Judy Simpson in bringing We the People to Nevada from the Center for Civic Education (www.civiced.org).

The same week SB 193 was signed by Governor Sisolak, NvCCE learned it will receive a grant from the Gannett Foundation. NvCCE has also received a grant from the Nevada Humanities Foundation. These funds will allow NvCCE to expand We the People and Project Citizen trainings to teachers for elementary, middle and high school levels throughout the state of Nevada, support the teachers and students travel to competitions, and provide textbook support.

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