Why Support CALIS?

Our outreach is free to local urban schools and our online database of classroom materials is unrestricted.

Please support our commitment to make our services & resources freely accessible to students & teachers.

With an outreach model that is run by students for students, CALIS is a cost-effective program.

  • What we have... AN AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM
    • a validated approach - intellectually and pedagogically - for engaging America's youth in complex analysis of the lessons of history and in responding to contemporary issues
    • a growing database - open to the worldwide web - with an extensive foundation of materials to test, build, and hone our strategies and sharpen our vision
  • What we do...AN INTERACTIVE COLLABORATION
    • outreach programs that engage USC students in local high schools, partnered with teachers - and that bring local students to campus to work with USC student mentors
    • seminars for professors and teachers to dialog in the ongoing hands-on process of creating new frameworks and clear, substantive materials
  • What we want…AN INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVE
    • to support leadership of our faculty, students, and partner teachers in the creation of an alternative approach to teaching and learning in high school social sciences
    • to create a new paradigm supported by teaching resources and an ongoing professional dialog needed to realize the vision of vibrant social science classrooms

The mission is vital; the potential is dazzling.

Your support is greatly needed and deeply appreciated!

To make a donation, click here.

To contribute a testimonial that we can use as we seek new partners and sponsors, please contact CALIS with your comments.


Again, thank you!