Candidate Debates

The Institute’s Candidate Debate Program aims to provide civic education to the general public about candidates for elected office.

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Civic University

Civic University© (Civic U©) educates members of the community as well as public officials and their staffs about the workings of local government agencies.

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Polling Program

The Institute’s polling project explores the social and political orientation of racial and ethnic groups in Los Angeles County.

Polling Program

Public Programming

The Institute’s Public Policy Program encompasses public policy forums, issue debates, and our signature annual policy conference.

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SELA Initiative

The Initiative seeks to revitalize the landscape of civic engagement in Southeast Los Angeles County (SELA).

About SELA

Next Generation Engagement

The Institute invests in youth by developing new leaders in high school and college to become changemakers in their communities.

About Next Generation Engagement