About the National Conference on Citizenship

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a congressionally chartered nonprofit dedicated to advancing civic life in America.  NCoC was chartered by Congress in 1953 to harness the patriotic energy and civic involvement surrounding World War II. 

NCoC pursues its mission through a nationwide network of partners involved in a wide range of programming focused on civic health, data, youth participation, misinformation, and more. Read more about our programs.

Every year, NCoC hosts the Annual Conference on Citizenship to advance principles and practices of civic engagement with leaders and experts from across the country. Throughout the year, NCoC partners with institutions to host and convene programs, events, webinars, and discussions with a focus on full participation in our democracy.

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The nation continues to battle the excess deaths, assaults on democracy, and economic hardships that shot up during the pandemic and have yet to wane.  Today, we’re releasing our latest Pandemic to Prosperity: South report, a timely and comprehensive data overview…

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In 2009, NCoC was incorporated into the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act to expand the national civic health assessment in partnership with AmeriCorps and the US Census Bureau. Today, the Civic Health Index draws upon data from the US Census Current Population Survey’s Voting, Volunteering, and Civic Engagement supplements. Data collection is made possible by funding from AmeriCorps. NCoC has developed partnerships with states in blue to use data-driven approaches that strengthen civic health.

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Learning Circle Webinars

Learn from the experts in democracy and civic engagement.

We virtually convened the best and brightest civic leaders from across the country in a comprehensive series of webinars to advance democracy and promote collaboration.

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