For 45 years, the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) has provided effective programming, curriculum materials and volunteers to support teachers and educate students about the Constitution, law, and government. Our programs have helped prepare students for civic life—some to become lawyers, judges, and office holders but all to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to help keep our democracy strong.

CRFC is now in the process of transitioning its principal programs to organizations that share the CRFC’s vision of "strengthening democracy, one classroom at a time."

Contact Tiffani Watson at the Chicago Bar Association regarding the Edward J. Lewis Lawyers in the Classroom program at

For information on professional development opportunities, student conferences, and curriculum contact Dee Runaas (

CRFC deeply appreciates the commitment and involvement of our many supporters, teachers, and volunteers. These core programs are needed now more than ever. We look forward to your continued engagement and support as the programs move forward to new homes and opportunities to grow.