Over the last 60 years, the National Conference on Citizenship, a non-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress, has worked to encourage a more active, engaged citizenry and to foster a spirit of cooperation in the country. In the last five years, the NCoC has featured at its annual conference historians, social scientists, community activists, and leaders in government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. We have highlighted innovative programs to strengthen American history and civics education; community, national and public service; and political and civic engagement. We have featured new citizens who have taken their oath and new technologies online that have brought us together offline. We have held up outstanding citizens in public and private life¥from U.S. Supreme Court Justices and U.S. Senators to citizen activists changing their worlds in the silence of their communities. We have created a network of more than 250 institutions that shares a common interest in seeing our civic stocks rise. And we have launched a Citizen’s Oath, modeled on the Ephebic Oath of Athens, to engage young Americans in efforts to understand the principles that define our freedoms and to encourage service to our nation.