Generation Citizen

San Francisco, CA

Chief Executive Officer: Scott Warren

Co-Investor: William & Flora Hewlett Foundation


Generation Citizen offers a proven, state standards-aligned action civics class that gives students an opportunity to experience real-world democracy. In this way, it prepares them to effectively participate as citizens.

Generation Citizen uses project-based learning to equip students with the social-emotional skills to effectively self-advocate and engage civically to address issues that affect them and their communities. The program promotes long-term civic engagement and builds collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills that students will need throughout their lives. Students increase their knowledge, skills and motivation to participate. The result is passionate and responsible civic participation that will help create the more active citizenry and more responsive government.

In addition to its work in San Francisco, Generation Citizen serves youth in and around Austin, TX; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Oklahoma City, OK and Providence, RI; and provides remote programming in San Diego, CA and Camden, NJ.

"PropelNext really pushes folks to go in deep on fleshing out and getting very specific about what an effective program looks like." - Scott Warren, CEO

Working with PropelNext, Generation Citizen is becoming more of a learning organization, pressed to ask tough questions about what it means to be an effective program. PropelNext comes at an opportune time for Generation Citizen, as the organization is about to embark on a new three-year strategic planning process.

Learn more about Generation Citizen and the organization's participation in PropelNext.