Founded in 2001 and based in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) supports specific research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans and is managed by an advisory board and a wide range of expert guide associates. Targeting people between the ages of 15 and 25 years, CIRCLE’s main mission is to increase their engagement in politics and civic life. Its activities are mostly devoted to original research, data gathering and information production related to such topics. Following public affairs, daily news and other sources related to high school education, CIRCLE organizes reports, fact-sheets, working papers and other material related to youth civic engagement in the U.S. The entire website is free of charge and open to the public, and research papers and other material are ready to be downloaded as pdf files. Along with links pointing to many similar entities throughout the U.S., the website offers some tool kits for program evaluation (to be purchased) and booklets (free as pdf files) aimed to educators and organization staff. Regularly updated with new research and information, the website also operates as a sort of clearinghouse for data, trends, and news on civic education. Also available are a monthly newsletter (in pdf) and email news updates.