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Civic Engagement / Government

Discover innovative approaches in policy, government, and civic life.

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Tsai CITY resources on this topic have included sessions on movement lawyering, funding for civic innovation, and much more. Get started.

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Explore Our 2021-2022 Annual Report

During the 2021–2022 academic year, Tsai CITY welcomed students into our sparkling, light-filled new building. Returning to in-person programming after a long hiatus was truly a cause for celebration, with staff and students alike reconnecting with enthusiasm and energy.

Projects related to Civic Engagement / Government

Justice Impact Movement

Justice Impact Movement

Justice Impact Movement aims to reform the criminal justice system by empowering justice-impacted individuals, breaking down the policy barriers that prevent them from contributing to the justice dialogue and giving them the tools to use their experiences to enact change.

Librex

Librex

The Librex team is designing a political discussion platform tailored to college students that will depict conversations in a constructive and intuitive ideas map.

DreamKit

DreamKit

DreamKit’s app engages an entire city in ending youth homelessness with financial compensation, professional connections, and mentorship.

Programs related to Civic Engagement / Government

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Accelerator

Advance your venture: Tsai CITY’s Accelerator, which runs every fall and spring semester, guides students and teams with innovative ideas through the process of building effective organizations, projects, and ventures through workshops, mentorship, and funding.

Pathways
  • Civic Innovator Civic Innovator
  • Creative Creative
  • Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
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Launch Pad

Test and launch your venture: the Tsai CITY Launch Pad guides students and teams with innovative ideas through the process of developing their idea and preparing to prototype, through self-paced content, coaching, and community building. 

Pathways
  • Civic Innovator Civic Innovator
  • Creative Creative
  • Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
  • Explorer Explorer