Our Common Purpose
The Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship
The American Academy’s initiative on The Practice of Democratic Citizenship launched in spring 2018 with the generous support of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. The Commission includes scholars, thought leaders, former and current officials, practitioners, journalists and media experts, and philanthropists and aims to enable more Americans to obtain the values, knowledge, and skills needed to participate as effective citizens in a diverse twenty-first-century democracy.
The generous support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Alan and Lauren Dachs will support the rollout and implementation of the Commission’s recommendations and final report.
Chairs of the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship