About us

Build Movements, Drive Change.

Our mission
Civic Nation is a home for changemakers who inspire, educate, and activate people around the issues that will define this generation.
We empower people to take on the biggest challenges of our time — strengthening democracy; foster civic engagement, social justice and voter participation; addressing public health crises; fighting for gender equity; and more.

Civic Nation drives real, meaningful change by shifting culture, systems, and policy. We organize at every level and serve as a connector — of people and programs, of grassroots activists and leaders of industries and organizations, of ideas and the resources to make them reality.

Our goal is to empower individuals, companies, institutions, and organizations to create a more inclusive, equitable America.

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Civic Nation leads initiatives that empower people to be agents of change in their own lives. We inspire with culturally relevant content that captures attention and sparks action. We educate by giving people direct access to information, tools and resources on issues that affect them. We activate people to organize their communities by supplying toolkits, campaign materials and digital tools.

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Our pillars

We address public issues and keep them at the forefront of dialogue and policy.

Our initiatives work on key social issues: access to education, gender equality, civic engagement and dismantling hate/discrimination. Rather than approach these issues only with the intent to change policy, we are building grassroots movements to change the world—from the ground up.

Education Access
Every person deserves to have equal and equitable opportunities to take full advantage of their education, at every institutional university, trade school, apprenticeship program and more.
Civic Engagement
The issues facing our increasingly world are becoming more complex. A key to making American democracy work is our willingness to create and maintain a variety of civic associations and opportunities.
Gender Equality
We need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and we're working to collectively to achieve it and get there together.
Social Justice
We work in unique and innovative ways to create a more inclusive, equitable America for all people, no matter what they look like, where they’re from, how they worship, or who they love.
Education Access
Every person deserves to have equal and equitable opportunities to take full advantage of their education, at every institutional university, trade school, apprenticeship program and more.
Civic Engagement
The issues facing our increasingly world are becoming more complex. A key to making American democracy work is our willingness to create and maintain a variety of civic associations and opportunities.
Gender Equality
We need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and we're working to collectively to achieve it and get there together.
Social Justice
We work in unique and innovative ways to create a more inclusive, equitable America for all people, no matter what they look like, where they’re from, how they worship, or who they love.
Admin

Meet the Civic Nation team!

Kyle Lierman profile picture
Kyle Lierman Chief Executive Officer
Zaneeta Daver profile picture
Zaneeta Daver Chief Operating Officer
Shira Miller profile picture
Shira Miller Chief Program and Strategy Officer
Jordan Brooks profile picture
Jordan Brooks Managing Director for Gender Equity and Executive Director of United State of Women
Crystal Carson profile picture
Crystal Carson Managing Director of Communications and Culture
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman profile picture
Jennifer Domagal-Goldman Executive Director, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Jillian Doody profile picture
Jillian Doody Managing Director for Partnerships and Government Relations
Rana Kardestuncer profile picture
Rana Kardestuncer Executive Director, Creative Alliance
Mo Maraqa profile picture
Mo Maraqa Managing Director, Data and Analytics
Mike Mendoza profile picture
Mike Mendoza Director, Development
Kenyora Parham profile picture
Kenyora Parham Executive Director, End Rape on Campus
Tracey Vitchers profile picture
Tracey Vitchers Executive Director, It's On Us
Chris Wade profile picture
Chris Wade Director, Creator Force
Stephanie Young profile picture
Stephanie Young Executive Director, When We All Vote and Civic Nation Senior Advisor
Tracy Zimmerman profile picture
Tracy Zimmerman Director, Finance and Accounting
Valerie Jarrett profile picture
Valerie Jarrett Board Chair
Tina Tchen profile picture
Tina Tchen Board Treasurer
Sam Brown profile picture
Sam Brown Board Member
Cecilia Muñoz profile picture
Cecilia Muñoz Board Member
Pete Rouse profile picture
Pete Rouse Board Member
Joe Paulsen profile picture
Joe Paulsen Board Member
Jason Waskey profile picture
Jason Waskey Founder and Board Member