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Civic University© (Civic U©) was developed in partnership with the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and launched in 2013. Civic U© operates on the premise that when it comes to local government, a well-informed community will be a more active and engaged one. Through Civic U©, the Institute provides community members, nonprofit leaders, elected office holders, as well as university and high school students with the tools they need to better understand local government and become effective advocates for their communities. The Institute offers different types of Civic U© programs and customizes the curriculum to meet the needs of participants.