Building a stronger culture of citizenship


Citizen University works with a national array of partners to help Americans cultivate the values, systems knowledge, and skills of effective citizenship. We produce a diverse selection of events and projects in communities across the country.

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We are thrilled to announce the cities and dates for our CitizenFEST and Civic Saturday events across the country in 2018!

CitizenFEST is a festival learning summit blending art, creativity, and skills of power. Learn more.

Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to church – a gathering for reflection, collective power, and shared purpose. Learn more.

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Founder & CEO

Eric Liu

I am the son of immigrants from China. As a second-generation American I am deeply conscious of the opportunities – and obligations – that come with my citizenship. That’s why all the work I do as a writer, educator, and civic entrepreneur is dedicated to making sure this country lives up to the promise of its creed.

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