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PRESS - General Information

Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors chosen from the worlds of law, business, government, education, the media, and the community, CRF develops, produces, and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students, and public-minded citizens all across the nation.

Download a copy of CRF's brochure or annual report.

CRF can assist journalists with expert contacts on a broad range of issues relating to:

  • Civic/Citizenship Education  |  Law-Related Education | Teacher Professional Development  | Service-Learning/Community Service | Youth Leadership Development


December 5, 2017
Guest:  Marshall Croddy, President of CRF

November 10, 2016
Guest:  Marshall Croddy, President of CRF

September 19, 2016
Guest:  Marshall Croddy, President of CRF


News, Commentary, and Feature Articles

If you are interested in setting up an interview, please contact Lisa Cleri Reale at (323) 938-6170.

Torrance Daily Breeze (July 27, 2017) — Internship Program Graduates

Los Angeles Times (December 15, 2009)—A bill of rights — then, and now.

NPR (November 2008) At 16, Calif. Students Say They're Ready To Vote

San Francisco Chronicle (September 21, 2006) "A Republic...If You Can Keep It."

Gifted Education Communicator (Fall, 2006) "Have We Forgotten Civic Education?"

Los Angeles Times (July 2, 2006)—"In Jefferson's Footsteps"

Press Release

October 9. 2014—CRF Receives Grant From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support Teacher Collaboration and Implementation of the Common Core

October 3, 2013—The International Trademark Association , Street Law, and Constitutional Rights Foundation Renew Partnership to Educate Teens about Intellectual Property

January 23, 2013—CRF Names Marshall Croddy President - Longtime CRF Executive and Nationally Recognized Civic Education Leader Takes the Helm

March 22, 2010—Hillsdale High School in San Mateo is Mock Trial State Champion Proceeds to Nationals in Philadelphia

March 16, 2010—Nationwide Launch of Educating About Immigration

October 5, 2009—CRF Names Michael A. Lawson as Chairman of the Board

April 30, 2009—CRF and the Administrative Office of the Courts Partner to Launch Interactive Website as an Educational Tool

December 18, 2008—Los Angeles and Russian Students Discuss Freedom and Democracy Via Video Conference

December 5, 2008—CRF Announces Winners of the 31st Annual Los Angeles County Mock Trial Competition

November 18, 2008—Los Angeles and Lithuania Students Study Democracy in Action Via Video Conference

May 28, 2008—CRF Honors Peter Liguori, Chairman of Enterntainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. $1.1 Million Raised at 46th Annual Fundraising Dinner.

April 14, 2008—CRF Names Jonathan Estrin President

October 2, 2007—Longtime Civic Education Advocate Todd Clark receives Inspirational Spirit Award from Learn and Serve America

April 30, 2007— IMMIGRATION DEBATE CONTINUES: At school sites throughout Los Angeles, students and teachers grapple with this challenging issue

February 20, 2007—Foundation of the State Bar of California Supports Constitutional Rights Foundation's Summer Law Institute

September 08, 2006Day-long Civ-Ed Conference Preps Teachers for Upcoming Constitution Day Celebration

May 17, 2006—Los Angeles Area High School Students Question Supreme Court Justices

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