Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement


Providing original material related to CIRCLE activities, this website offers access to research papers, fact-sheets, school reports and a monthly newsletter. Content is well organized and regularly updated, under a basic structure.


CIRCLE is based in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Carnegie Corporation of New York. Managed by a more than 10 staff members and coordinators, it has also an extensive advisory board and a wide range of expert guide associates


The general content is well organized in different sections, each of them providing easy access to research papers, news and other material

Information density

The website includes only original material related to CIRCLE activities, such as research papers, a monthly newsletter, fact-sheets, school reports and more. Overall the site is a great source of data and info about youth civic engagement in the US

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Aimed mostly to young people between 15 and 25 years in the US higher education system, this website provides an important overview on the current scene, which may be of interest for those interested in youth political participation

Updating Rate

New research papers, fact-sheets and general news are updated regularly, with a pdf newsletter posted each month; also available is a monthly news digest via email