"What I tell other people about the LAW+YOU class is how to become a good citizens and the role of a community leader."
- Bartterina, Liberian Junior High Student, Age 14
Today, I learn. Tomorrow, I lead.
Great citizens aren’t born, they are formed. Around the world, civics education can empower people to lift their nations out of conflict and strife and into futures full of promise. Help us reach every child in Liberia with civics education in school.
CSI, formerly Child Steps International, is changing its name to Civics and Service International. When we started the organization eight years ago, we did it with the intention of reaching the most vulnerable individuals and groups and giving them the tools to participate in democracy. Our new name, Civics and Service International, reflects the true scope of that goal. We have never stopped believing that civics education is the path to peace, civic participation and, ultimately, devoted service to the community and fellow citizens.
Our teams in Liberia and the US are committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations and empowering them to make change in their communities.
Civics and Service International (CSI) was founded in 2012 with the goal of teaching people how to participate in their own democracy and make positive change through civics education and community service.
CSI empowers citizens to participate in democracy, eliminate inequity and serve their community. We do this by:
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After 10 weeks of community civics classes, over 300 students, spread over 10 small communities in Libera, graduated from LAW+YOU Community.