Who We Are
Civic Scholars seeks to demystify leadership, advocacy, and government for youth from underserved schools. It invites students to a formal business environment, works with youth to develop advocacy skills, and builds confidence by arranging private Q&As with powerful and diverse community leaders.
Civic Scholars brings 10-20 students from 8 local high schools to City Club Friday Forums. At each Friday Forum high school students ask questions at the microphone, are offered a private Q&A with the speaker, and sit with City Club members involved in education, business, and law.
School year 2016-17, Civic Scholars is being offered at NAYA Early College Academy, Jefferson High School, Roosevelt High School, Madison High School, Parkrose High School, David Douglas High School, Milwaukie High School, and North Clackamas High Schools.
Students accepted into the Civic Scholars program become full-fledged and voting City Club members at no cost to them. The Civic Scholars program is made possible in partnership with AmeriCorp VISTA and by the generous support of the Collins Foundation, Comcast Internet Essentials, the Multnomah Bar Foundation, and the Carol and Velma Saling Foundation.
Want to get involved?
Are you a student? Click here to find out more. Applications for the 2017-2018 year are coming soon!
Are you a City Club Member? Looking to volunteer? Find out more about our Civic Ambassador position! Applications for the 2017-2018 year are coming soon!
Still have questions?
For more information e-mail us at email@example.com or call 503-228-7231.
Parkrose Scholars in a private Q&A with former Mayor Charlie Hales
Parkrose & NAYA students with Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Civic Scholars in the News - Portland Tribune: Portland City Club to Admit Select High School Students
City Club Report - Educating Citizens, a report on improving civics education in Portland's high schools