Two students, on different sides of the gun control debate, team up to make a short film.


Short Video Introduction of the Civic Life Project


Civic Life student Kemani Harriott grills her State Rep on the issue of human trafficking.

"A brilliant project. It puts video cameras in the hands of students to go out into the community and tell community stories. It helps students walk across that invisible line that often separates the college or the school from the community."

Parker Palmer, Ph.D., Author

"I am most impressed with your interactions with students – Students were excited, interested, thinking and talking, sharing ideas, working as a team."

Patricia Chamberlain,
Superintendent Region 1 Connecticut

Civic Life Project Student Film Makes Headlines:

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - WFSB Channel 3 made this report on the Civic Life Project produced documentary, "Tricked and Taken".  Last fall, two Classical Magnet students in Hartford began work on what would become a 10-minute documentary named Tricked and Taken: A Masked Production. The students researched, shot, wrote and edited the film with the help of the Civic Life Project

"Civic Life has been one of the greatest opportunities for our high school students.  Thank you for bringing out the best in them.  The caliber of the work that they do is outstanding."

Cheryl Kloczko,
Superintendent Torrington Schools, CT


"After taking the Civic Life Project course I am obligated to speak up. I wasn’t outspoken in my school or community.  Now I know that I can do that, that I have the right to do that."

Civic Life Student

"The benefits of the Civic Life Project are extraordinary. That responsibility for creating something good and that is representative of what students want to express is an opportunity that we don’t get to offer in a regular classroom."

Lisa Carter,

Principal, The Salisbury School


The Civic Life Project is a 501(c3) non-profit organization.  Our ability to reach students is made possible by the charitable contributions of our supporters.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation by clicking on the Donate button below.  Thank You.