EL Civics: Making a Difference in the Community Awards
A key focus of the California English Literacy and Civics Education (EL Civics) program is for adults to acquire language and literacy skills to become citizens, exercise the rights and duties of citizenship, and enrich their communities. The award recognizes EL Civics programs that teach citizenship skills and empower students to make a difference in the community.
CASAS, in conjunction with the California Department of Education, identifies programs that make a difference in the community through lessons and activities. To receive recognition as a Making a Difference Award recipient, agencies must meet data collection criteria, document project effectiveness, and show that the project goes beyond the classroom to affect the community in a positive manner.