The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life exists to cultivate informed voters and active citizens. We do so through research, education, and outreach programs focused on three key pillars: civic discovery, young people, and civil dialogue.
Texas Civic Health Index
The Texas Civic Health Index report provides a comprehensive look at civic and political engagement in Texas. Check out the report, infographic, and additional resources to learn more.
The New Politics Forum is a nonpartisan, youth-focused program taught by active political professionals with the goal of enriching skills, developing positive dispositions, and increasing knowledge around self-governance and civic engagement.
The Campaign Mapping Project is a multi-year attempt to assemble campaign materials produced during presidential elections between 1948 and 2012, as a guide to understanding the direction of American politics.
Speak Up! Speak Out! is an innovative civic education program for middle and high school students designed to teach young people about their communities and help them discover the many ways they can make a difference.