#MA Civics for All

The Civics Project Trust Fund will ensure that schools have the resources to provide every young person in the Commonwealth with high-quality civic education necessary to be participants in our democracy.

The budget amendment has strong support from the House, and will be introduced in the Senate on Wednesday, May 8th. 

Want to advocate for the amendment and make your voice heard? Contact Senate Ways and Means Chair, Michael Rodrigues; Senate Ways and Means Vice Chair, Cindy Friedman; Senate Education Committee Chair, Jason Lewis; and/or your local Senator.

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Boston and Gateway Cities

Last month, we celebrated another successful season of after school programming in Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, and Worcester. The success of our Stand Up For Your Rights and spring Mock Trial programs wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated school partners, volunteer attorneys, and middle school students-turned-lawyers.

Match Middle School Students from Team Foley and Lardner with the Honorable Andrew R. Grainger at “An Evening to Stand Up For Your Rights” in Boston.
Forest Grove Middle School students with the Honorable Timothy S. Hillman and volunteer attorneys from Middlesex Corporation and Mirick O’Connell at “An Evening of Mock Trials” in Worcester.
Henry J. Robinson Middle School students with the Honorable Leslie Donahue at “An Evening of Mock Trials” in Lowell. The team was mentored by volunteer attorneys Scott Hulgan, Sarah Spofford, and Daryl Zule.
Guilmete Middle School students with the Honorable Mark Newman and volunteers from the Law Office of Sandra Gutierrez and the Law Office of Joanna Rodriguez at “An Evening of Mock Trials” in Lawrence.
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Kayla Nordman

Kayla Nordman believes strongly in expanding access to comprehensive civic education to provide the next generation with the resources they need to uphold and expand upon the values of American democracy and create a more equitable future. Before joining Discovering Justice, she worked as a Legislative Intern at the Massachusetts State House and as a Program Manager for the Massachusetts Center for Civic Education. Kayla graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in International Relations.