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Spotlight: Welcome CLP’s new Office Administrator Eabha Fitzsimons!

Eabha Fitzsimons

Eabha Fitzsimons (she/her) is the Office Administrator for Civics Learning Project. She has multiple years of education and non-profit experience, as well as a B.A. in English from Portland State University. As someone who grew up in the PNW and a former National Speech and Debate Association member, she is particularly passionate about CLP’s programs and the work they are doing to increase civics literacy amongst Oregon’s youth.

In her spare time, Eabha enjoys reading, writing, traveling, all things dessert, and spending time outdoors with friends and family. She is also an author, and has had poetry and other creative writing projects published in local journals.

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.