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Spotlight: Welcome CLP’s new Office Administrator, Kevin Smith

About Kevin Smith

Kevin (he/him) comes to Oregon and Civics Learning Project from Indiana, via a stint in Arizona. Growing up in rural America sparked a strong imagination that led to an interest in government and its impact. Kevin was selected to serve as a congressional page in the Indiana House of Representatives, and interned at a local law practice before studying Political Science and International Relations at Indiana University-Bloomington. Following school, Kevin worked predominantly in leisure & hospitality and human resources. At his core, he enjoys working with people in many different capacities.

Kevin is happiest hiking and camping in Oregon’s vast wilderness, clutching a crisp Sunday NY Times, and cheering on his Hoosiers. He loves the rain (really!) and falls more in love with Portland every day. Kevin is the parent of a devilishly cute and temperamental feline friend named Smokey.

About Civics Learning Project

Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge, essential skills, and motivation to become active, engaged, and informed participants in democratic society. Civics Learning Project’s core belief—that “the best way to preserve democracy is to teach democracy”—inspires hundreds of Oregon teachers and thousands of students to participate in CLP offerings each year, from classroom lessons and curriculum to experiential learning opportunities such as Courthouse Tours to competitive programs like Mock Trial and We the People. In addition to numerous professional development events throughout the year, Civics Learning Project also offers an annual Summer Institute for civics teachers. Through the generous support of the Oregon State Legislature and the Oregon Department of Education, Civics Learning Project also hosts the Oregon Civics Conference in Salem each December.