Education: The End of Our First #CivicSummer

Today marked the end of the first 6-week #CivicSummer program at Smart Chicago. Here’s a short description of the program:

Civic Innovation Summer is an experimental summer jobs program for teens focused on civics, media, and technology. The program, run in July and August of 2013, includes more than 140 Chicago teens being trained to use the latest digital tools to organize themselves, amplify their voice, and take positive civic action.

And a huge set of portraits I took of many of the staff and participants who took part: