iCivics Board Member, Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, was honored with the Leadership Award at the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The Hispanic Heritage Awards is a celebration to honor those celebrities, community activists, innovators, business leaders, and others who contribute to the enrichment of American culture while celebrating the richness of their Hispanic heritage.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 500 people attended the FastForward Women's Leadership Forum, co-hosted by iCivics and Seneca Women at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was an evening of amazing conversations about women, power, and purpose, featuring remarks from fashion icon and philanthropist, Diane von Furstenberg, as well as Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of U.N. Women.
This month, iCivics is thrilled to announce two notable additions to our Governing Board: Mr. Jay O’Connor and Mr. Tom Lue, Esq. Both are invested in our mission to provide free and high-quality civic education resources to teachers and students. And both bring with them significant expertise from the technology and legal fields, sure to enrich our organization.
If you want to talk about education reform, you will find a lot of statistics about poor performance and theories on how to tackle it. So far, easy. There is still much controversy about how to fix the problems but most agree that the biggest problem is addressing educational achievement for poor students.