Innovations in Civic Participation
ICP is a young and vital organization that provides expertise, ideas, information, research, and advocacy support in the United States and around the world to develop and strengthen policies and programs that promote civic engagement through service. ICP applies service as a strategy to address a wide range of social issues and is supported by foundations such as the Ford Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation; multilateral agencies such as the Inter-American Development Bank; U.S. government agencies such as the State Department; and host country governments such as the United Kingdom.
ICP is working on an array of projects in the United States and overseas that support the development of national and community service policies and programs. In the US, ICP focuses its efforts on broadening and deepening support for national and community service by developing pathways and transition strategies for AmeriCorps members after service, identifying and supporting innovative state programming, and promoting discussions among policymakers, funders, and practitioners in specific issue areas such as children and youth in out-of-school time, rural development, and independent living for seniors.
Internationally, ICP is developing regional capacity in Latin America and southern Africa, awarding small grants to support innovative youth service policy development, building strategic partnerships to assist in the design and implementation of innovative service programs and policies, and collecting and distributing information through forums, publications, and our website, e-newsletter, and discussion forums. For more information about ICP’s programs can be found at www.icicp.org.