• The Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics

    The Rendell Center is a collaborative effort between the National Constitution Center (NCC) and Arcadia University. Within Arcadia University, the School of Continuing Studies, the School of Education, and the Department of Historical and Political Studies work collegially to serve as a multidisciplinary team.

    Together, these partners bring distinctive resources to the Rendell Center:

    • Arcadia University provides hands-on professional development opportunities for educators, substantive expertise in American history and politics, and local/global intellectual connections
    • The National Constitution Center provides extensive historical and constitutional resources and experience in promoting civic learning

    Our Mission

    The mission of the Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University is to promote civics education and responsible citizenship engagement. To do this, the Rendell Center offers opportunities to develop the knowledge, practices and characteristics of engaged citizenship. These opportunities are extended to:

    • Educators
    • The Arcadia Campus
    • The Community at large
    • Students of all levels in their education throughout the region

    For educators, the Rendell Center creates curriculum content, pedagogical tools, and professional development experiences. For members of the campus, broader community, and student population, the Rendell Center provides spaces, forums, and other opportunities for dialogue about, and issues of, citizenship and civics, and the practices associated with responsible commitment in these areas.