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About The Partners

National Conference on Citizenship
At the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), we believe everyone has the power to make a difference in how their community and country thrive.

We are a dynamic, non–partisan nonprofit working at the forefront of our nation’s civic life. We continuously explore what shapes today’s citizenry, define the evolving role of the individual in our democracy, and uncover ways to motivate greater participation. Through our events, research and reports, NCoC expands our nation’s contemporary understanding of what it means to be a citizen. We seek new ideas and approaches for creating greater civic health and vitality throughout the United States.

Indiana Bar Foundation
The Indiana Bar Foundation (Foundation) is a charitable foundation dedicated to strengthening access to justice and appreciation for the rule of law in Indiana. To accomplish this mission the Foundation gathers and directs resources toward three main areas: assisting people who have difficulty accessing the justice system, providing civic education for Hoosiers of all ages, and improving Indiana’s Judicial System and the legal profession. In addition to being the administering organization for Indiana’s We the People and Project Citizen programs, the Foundation is also involved in other initiatives to promote and increase civic education for Hoosiers of all ages.

Center on Congress
The Center on Congress at Indiana University is a non–partisan, educational institution established in 1999 to help improve the public’s knowledge of Congress and to encourage civic engagement. The Center developed out of Lee Hamilton’s recognition during his 34 years in the U.S. House that Americans should be more familiar with Congress’s strengths and weaknesses, its role in our system of government, and its impact on the lives of ordinary people every day. The Center offers an extensive array of civic education programs, projects and resources to foster an informed electorate that understands our system of government and participates in civic life.

Hoosier State Press Association Foundation
The Hoosier State Press Association Foundation, incorporated in 1999, serves the citizens of Indiana through newspapers. It exists to foster public understanding of the role of a free press in society, to increase public literacy, to enhance the ability of Indiana newspapers to fully educate and inform the public, and to defend the principles of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Indiana University Northwest
As the Northwest regional campus of Indiana University, IU Northwest is committed to higher and professional education, lifelong learning, the celebration of cultures, opportunities for all, and partnerships for the sustainable economic development of this region. Indiana University Northwest is dedicated to advancing the quality of life in the City of Gary and all of Northwest Indiana through educational programs, community outreach and strategic engagement with the people, schools, businesses, and organizations of this region.

Indiana Supreme Court
The Indiana Supreme Court is the highest appellate court in the state and the court of last resort on the interpretation of Indiana’s laws, its constitution, and the safeguards expressed in our state’s bill of rights. In addition to deciding cases, the court establishes procedures for all trial courts in the state and sets the standards of conduct for Indiana attorneys and judges. The Indiana Supreme Court is asked to consider 1000–1200 cases each year. It agrees to review and issue an opinion in about 100 cases a year. The Court also oversees a number of agencies including the Board of Law Examiners, Clerk of Appellate Courts, Division of Supreme Court Administration, Commission for Continuing Legal Education, Division of State Court Administration, Indiana Judicial Center, Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program and the Disciplinary Commission.