Close Up informs, inspires, and empowers young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. Each year we serve approximately 1,600 students and teachers from Miami through weeklong civic education program in Washington, D.C. and local mentoring programs.
Close Up students with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.
Students presenting their community action projects.
Students at the Jefferson Memorial.
Close Up Washington Program Fellowships
Close Up is seeking fellowship assistance to enable economically disadvantaged Miami students to participate in the Close Up Washington civics education program. The Close Up Washington program includes: memorial study visits; domestic policy debates; current-issue based workshops; a model Congress; seminars and onsite visits to government agencies, NGOs, and embassies; Congressional meetings; and study visits to Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. We believe that these experiences increase students' political efficacy and help them formulate their own opinions about complex ideas and issues facing the world today. Young people from Miami will also practice civil discourse by listening to the views of other students which may be different from their own. Each program is lead by Close Up's highly trained and effective faculty and team of instructors who impart content knowledge, facilitate discussion and debate, and provide valuable context for what students are experiencing.
Mr. Joel Jankowsky
Chief Development Officer
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.