Rebuilding American Civics 

Rebuilding American Civics -- 2023

The next Rebuilding American Civic classes will be in 2023. More information to come.

IM Education and the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership are once again partnering for the next series of Rebuilding American Civics classes, which are free and open to all. Contact Kelli Jerve at or Jill Miller at for more information.

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Previous Class Titles: 
  • Truth and Politics
  • Election Reform
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Why free speech matters
  • Understanding the Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Government and Politics
  • Understanding Civil Liberties—Privacy Rights
  • The role of the media in American government
  • The role of the President in American Government
  • Interest groups and getting involved in American political issues

What Participants Are Saying

“As a long-ago political science major, I don’t remember those subjects ever being taught with such practicality and vigor. I observed others in the class listening with rapt attention, especially coming alive in the question and discussion portions.” 

“I have participated in both the winter and spring sessions of Rebuilding American Civic.  Participants were from a wide variety of our community, including recent college graduates, retirees, former elected officials, and citizens who just wanted a better understanding of civics and the tools to talk about issues in a safe, nonjudgmental arena so as to learn to better understand and discuss topics with those with differing viewpoints.”

“Every morning I watch the news, and after participating in these classes, I understand nuances and complexities that I had not even noticed before.”

"Instructor Sam Scinta’s ability to tie together current events and history is something you won’t want to miss!"