New Politics Forum
The New Politics Forum is a statewide program that organizes non-partisan, youth-focused events to enhance students’ understanding of democratic principles, further develop civic identities, and instill civic values.
Speak Up Speak Out
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.
TX Votes is a student organization at the University of Texas at Austin that invites undergraduates to increase electoral participation through organization of Get Out the Vote activities including registration booths, deputization sessions, and campus competitions.
Executive Communication Training
Our annual Executive Communication Training is an interactive workshop that helps professionals to more effectively articulate their message, rise above the noise, and be heard.
TexElects is a statewide contest that invites high school students to use the arts to create messages that motivate people to register and vote.
The Lebermann Forum
The Lebermann Forum is a public dialogue partnership between the Annette Strauss Institute, KUT Public Radio, and KLRU-TV that fosters dialogue on civic engagement and honors the great life of Lowell H. Lebermann Jr..
Theodore H. Strauss Civic Internship Award
Theodore H. Strauss Civic Internship Award supports young people seeking careers in public service by awarding stipends to undergraduates conducting internships in public service, government, or politics.
Shirley Bird Perry Longhorn Citizenship Award
The Shirley Bird Perry Longhorn Citizenship Award recognizes UT students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni for individual or collective acts that bring honor to the University community and positively impact civic life.
Texas Civic Health Index Classroom Resources
The Texas Civic Health Index provides a comprehensive, first-time look at civic and political engagement in Texas. Use these lessons, webquests, and worksheets to delve into the data with your students.
Public Engagement Training
Our workshops help professionals enrich their engagement with the public, facilitate difficult conversations involving competing viewpoints, and bring an array of stakeholders to a consensus.
A video collection of dramatizations for high school students and teachers that illustrates major Constitutional questions and encourages class discussion and debate. The project aims to improve civil argument, build comfort and tolerance for diverse opinions, improve Constitutional knowledge, and support our democratic values.
A collection of documentary films and classroom curriculum that show how citizens can be influential in the civic arena, what motivates people to change the world, and encourages viewers to become trustees of their own communities.