Riverside Unified School District seeks to foster a culture of civic mindedness by providing students the opportunities — both inside and outside the classroom — to develop the civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be actively engaged in a democratic 21st century society.

Click here to read about the 4th Annual RUSD Civics Showcase!

Please join us for the 4th Annual RUSD Civic Showcase!

Each year students in Riverside Unified complete civic engagement projects that connect many areas of study in which students regularly engage. These projects may apply to science, technology, engineering, policy, economic, social, environmental, or other areas where society intersects with academics. Students have posed questions, researched, applied their new knowledge, revised their thinking, and taken action.

At this event, students in RUSD have the opportunity to showcase their work to the community. Community members are welcome to walk the space and have conversations with students about their projects. The event is a great way for the kids to share their work, empower student voice and build their academic resume.

Running concurrently is our Spring RUSD Soapbox event where students will be delivering powerful speeches that address the question, "What is the biggest issue facing your community and what should be done about it?" Click here to learn more about Project Soapbox and to listen to previous speeches.

We would love to see you there to help support the hard work these students have put into their projects. Click here to find out more about the Civic Showcase and to RSVP!

RUSD was featured in EdSource!

Click here to read about the good work Riverside Unified and other surrounding districts have done with the CA State Seal of Civic Engagement!

See the student work featured in the EdSource Article below!

Click here to check out STEM's Green Team Civic Engagement Project

Click here to hear London from Martin Luther King HS speak on Hostile Architecture

Head to the RUSD Civic Showcase and Project Soapbox pages to hear from more amazing RUSD Students!

Soapbox Riverside

11.17.21 Poly High School Amphiltheater