Teams participating in the Action Civics Initiative have access to free professional development opportunities throughout the term of the grant. These opportunities are available to teams and individuals not currently participating in the initiative, on a cost recovery basis. Professional development opportunities are listed on the calendar below.

If you are not part of the initiative, but wish to participate in one of these sessions, please contact Frank Pisi at to discuss options available.

Action Civics Site Team Professional Development Sessions
November 15, 2014

Download an archive (52.1 MB Zip file) of the photos used during the icebreaker activity. These photos can be a good way to engage your students and spark conversation about Civics issues.

December 13, 2014
February 28, 2015
April 18, 2015
Action Civics
Summer Institute
July 20-24, 2015
  • Institute Logistics (592k PDF)

  • Pre-institute Reading: What Kind of Citizen? (77k PDF)

  • Monday, July 20 (36.1 MB Zip file)
    • ACSI Day ONE
    • Action Civics Process Guide
    • Babies in the River Service v Advocacy
    • Digital Issues to Action
    • Summer Institute Speakers with Contact Info
    • YELL Curriculum
    • YELL Presentation - Public
    • YELL Youth Leadership Model 2007

  • Tuesday, July 21 (15.1 MB Zip file)
    • ACSI Day TWO
    • California State Government Org Chart
    • The Government of the United States
    • UC Davis CCEP Policy Brief

  • Wednesday, July 22 (19.5 MB Zip file)
    • ACSI Day THREE
    • About California Courts
    • California Judicial Branch
    • Courts System
    • New Three Strikes Law
    • Sacramento County District Attorney's Office Org Chart

  • Thursday, July 23 (33 MB Zip file)
    • ACSI Day FOUR
    • City of Sacramento Org Chart
    • City-wide Volunteer Program General Short Slide Show
    • Sacramento County Org Chart
    • Youth Volunteer Directory 2014

  • Friday, July 24 (46.6 MB Zip file)
    • ACSI Day FIVE
    • Sacramento Region Foundation NGOs
    • What Are the Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards?
October 3, 2015
November 14, 2015
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Natomas High School Library
3301 Fong Ranch Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
January 23, 2016
March 12, 2016
McGeorge School of Law
Photo of the Capitol building