A 2011 report on the state of civic health in Massachusetts. Produced in a partnership between NCoC and the Harvard University Institute of Politics.

Click here to download the full 2011 Massachusetts Civic Health Index

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Harvard University’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, was established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy. The IOP’s mission is to unite and engage students, particularly under-graduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policy-makers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs. More information is available online at www.iop.harvard.edu

Principal Author:
ImeIme Umana, Harvard College ‘13
Meredith Baker, Harvard College ‘13 Kathy Wang, Harvard College ‘15
Isabelle Glimcher, Harvard College ‘13
Emily Hoban Kirby, CIRCLE
Surbhi Godsay, CIRCLE
Kristi Tate, NCoC
Harvard University Institute of Politics, Director: Trey Grayson
Harvard University Institute of Politics, Director of the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement:
Laura Simolaris