JSA Finalist for American Civics Award


The Junior State of America's Council of Governors has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 American Civic Collaboration Awards, also known as the Civvys. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who work to promote civic collaboration and education.

Finalists are selected for the impact their work has on a local, state or national level. A group of 40 finalists were selected for the next round. The 2018 winners will be chosen in late August.

Award Categories

National: These projects are nationwide in scope and audience.

Local: These projects are designed to serve a local, state or regional community.

Youth: These projects have a focus on children, teenagers or young adults.

Political: This category celebrates collaborative political leadership, problem-solving and campaigns.


We are looking for a range of projects, programs and people that use civic collaboration best practices to achieve real results in facilitating dialogue, enabling cross-partisan action, or putting civility and community above ideology. Here are some of the criteria the awards committee will consider:

Collaborative practices. To what extent does this work use civic collaboration best practices to achieve results?

Impact. Who has this work had an impact on, and in what ways?

Scalability. Is this work something that can easily be expanded to have a greater impact? Is it something that can appeal across geographic regions, or be used to effect change in other civics topics or challenges?

In addition, the Civvys celebrates programs and people that:

  • Engages a representative and diverse set of stakeholders
  • Cultivates civility and mutual respect
  • Creates meaningful shared goals for those involved, using the process of co-creation
  • Provides effective facilitation and support throughout the process
  • Develops or utilizes metrics to measure outcomes

To learn more about the awards and other finalists, click here.


July 30, 2018