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Daily Resource Highlight - 9/13/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 13, 2021

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

September 9, 2021 - The 2021 Diversity Report -- A Journey to Empower ALL Americans

Whenever I interview someone for our internship program, I always ask the very important question of “Are you comfortable promoting the work of organizations you disagree with?” This is a make or break question, because it is our job to raise the voices of everybody in the Bridge Alliance community, regardless of our personal views.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 9/6/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on September 13, 2021

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August 31, 2021 - Looking Abroad with POGO, Common Ground Committee, and Others

The mission of the Bridge Alliance is to empower Americans (like you) to shape the future of our democratic republic, and that means a heavy focus on America itself. The United States, however, is a global superpower, and therefore any discussion about the future of our nation must necessarily include its foreign affairs.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 8/30/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 30, 2021

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August 24, 2021 - High School or College? Both, Say BridgeUSA and National Civic League

There are a lot of student-oriented organizations in the healthy self-governance movement. In the Students Learn, Students Vote coalition, there are easily over 200 partner organizations alone. And in the Bridge Alliance, nearly 15% of members are focused on youth empowerment, including national networks like Junior State of America and Civics Unplugged.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 8/23/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 23, 2021

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August 17, 2021 - You’re Wrong! But That’s OK...I Am, Too

I am certain I am wrong about some deeply held belief, and I try to bring that mentality into every conversation I have. That doesn’t mean I change my mind regularly, but I try to let myself be challenged. It’s difficult, though. Jack Byrd, Jr. of Interactivity Foundation recently wrote about seeing several forms of bias get in the way of honest conversation during a classroom discussion, and I’m sure I bring some of these biases into my own conversations.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 8/16/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 16, 2021

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August 10, 2021 - Go To Civic Genius to Become a Civics Genius

At the Bridge Alliance, we assume that a well-educated electorate is capable of governing itself (hence the phrase “healthy self-governance”). The thing is...it’s hard to be well-educated in today’s America. The Information Age has seemingly incentivized faster news at the expense of accurate news.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 8/09/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 09, 2021

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August 2, 2021 - Are You a Leader? There Are Many Paths to Leadership

What is a leader? I’m asking honestly, because the more I think about it, the more I think it’s a very ambiguous term. I just found one dictionary definition that says “a person who leads,” which….is very unhelpful. Next you’re going to tell me that a follower is “a person who follows”!

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Daily Resource Highlight - 8/02/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 02, 2021

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July 25, 2021 - Civic Spirit Wants to Support Faith-Based Educators

My brain is a jukebox. When I sat down to write this newsletter, George Michael’s “You’ve Gotta Have Faith” started playing in my head, and now I cannot get it to stop. I sincerely apologize if it’s stuck in your head now, too.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 7/26/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 26, 2021

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7/19/2021 - Junior State of America Wants to Empower Women This Summer

Notwithstanding Beyonce’s catchy song, women in the United States hold substantially fewer positions of power than men. Women hold just over one-quarter of all seats in Congress and federal judgeships. And as you are no doubt aware, we have never had a female President or Vice President before the current administration.

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Daily Resource Highlight 7/19/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 19, 2021

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7/13/2021 - These Award-Winning Cities Are Raising the Bar for Community Engagement

The United States is a large nation, in terms of both size and population. This has led to the creation of thousands of communities, providing countless opportunities for local leaders / residents to innovate and collaborate in exciting ways.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 7/12/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 12, 2021

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7/06/2021 - Citizen University Asks “Do You Have Faith in Our Democracy?”

I am not very religious. I self-identify as Jewish, but I don’t belong to a synagogue and I rarely go to services. But being “Jewish” is still a core part of my identity, and that’s -- in part -- because I love being part of the Jewish community. I feel connected to other members of “The Tribe,” and have a strong sense of belonging and togetherness when I celebrate the High Holy Days with my family.

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