Philanthropic Spotlight: The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative

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This month’s philanthropic client spotlight celebrates the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative. The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative is a non-profit, non-partisan organization formed by Richard Dreyfuss that aims to revive the teaching of civics in American public education to empower future generations with the critical-thinking skills they need to fulfill their potential as American citizens.

Pro Back Office has been working with the Dreyfuss Civic Initiative for little over one year and has helped to develop transparent accounting practices so that they can focus on spreading the news to develop and prioritize civics education. Through grassroots programs and curriculum enhancement, The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative can influence the preparation of young students for informed and active citizenship.  The programs seek to mold leaders who can run our country effectively and respectfully in accordance with civic virtue.

The civics discussion club serves myriad purposes.  First, American students can improve their ability to logically assess a problem in terms of civic virtue and debate their contentions respectfully.  If we can raise enough leaders with these sets of skills, hopefully we can curb the political strife that extremism has caused in America.  Second, sections of the club will be catered specifically to sons and daughters of military families.  It is imperative that we give back to the children of military families, the men and women who ensure that America has any future at all.  Finally, the students are gaining the opportunity to build their resume for college applications by engaging in a unique educational experience.

The Dreyfuss Civic Initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. If you would like to learn more about the programs they provide or make a contribution, please visit their website: