We the Community – Supporting Oregon’s We the People Program

Civics Learning Project has been proud to support Oregon’s history of participation—and success—in the We The People competition for more than three decades.

Every year, CLP invests time and resources across multiple Oregon counties to secure venues, staff schools and courthouses, recruit hundreds of volunteer judges, provide training and support to hundreds more coaches and teachers, and countless other thankless sundries to provide the best experience for our students.

We rely on both our devoted staff and dozens of our community members to make our state’s participation in this national program possible. While we work to put on this program in the short term, we need your help to make sure that We the People will continue to shape young Oregonian leaders for generations to come.

Enter We the Community! 

“We the Community” is our latest campaign to create a fortified and lasting network of volunteers and funding for Oregon’s We the People participation. This effort is aimed at providing a reliable funding source to continue organizing strong competitions and grow its reach to one day include every high school in the state. Our goal is to raise $35,000 in the initial year. This will help us significantly in organizing our competition season and confidently plan for its continued expansion.

You can get involved with We the Community in three ways: DONATING, VOLUNTEERING, and JOINING THE COMMUNITY.

Civics Learning Project is always grateful for donations. If you would like to send a donation directly to the We the People program within Civics Learning Project, you can select “Yes” under the “Is this gift a tribute?” prompt and write exactly why you’re donating and that you would like it to go towards putting on the We the People competition in Oregon. You will be making a direct impact to the students and volunteers of the We the People program all across Oregon!

Civics Learning Project is also always accepting volunteers. None of the annual We the People tournaments would be possible without volunteer judges and event coordinators.

If you or a person you know would like to become part of We the Community, we invite you to complete the form below!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Programs, Beth Cook.

We the Community Sign-Up

Join the proud legacy of Oregon's We the People program!