Contact us:
Invest in the future of Democracy

About VA Civics 

Virginia Civics Education, Inc. is a nonpartisan 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting constitutional literacy, critical thinking, and civic engagement, empowering the next generation of leaders in Virginia.

Values that Guide us


the needs of teachers and their challenges in the 21st century classroom 


the Constitution and the rule of law without partisan bias


for reasoned debate, civil discourse, and respect for the opinions of others 


to proven civic education programs and research on program efficacy and teaching methodologies 


quickly to current and emerging needs in curriculum development and teacher training to remain relevant and effective 


with program partners through active engagement, ensuring mutually beneficial partnerships to increase the reach and impact of civic education programs statewide.

Our Vision

Virginia Civics will transform every student in Virginia into an informed, engaged, and active citizen.

Our Staff

Karen Costello

Finance Associate

Elizabeth Lukas

Program Assistant

Jen Patja Howell

Co-Executive Director

Emily Voss

Co-Executive Director

Meet our Board of Directors

VA Civics is governed and operated by a dedicated team of civic education experts and enthusiasts.

Our Advisory Council

Let’s Connect

We’re always looking for Coalition parters and partnership opportunities to provide the best, most robust professional development experiences for teachers. Reach out if you’d like to get involved.

© 2022 All Rights Reserved.