About Us American Education Foundation AEF 4d401851-fa52-4e73-a676-012dd7fd3275 The American Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to inspiring students of all ages to active civic engagement. 3484c7b1-9b89-48a5-9dc8-c33e09d9dc93 To inspire students of all ages to civic action and to give them the communication skills required to be successful in the public arena. 511e16ab-6338-49ab-8871-c53f36dda8a1 Communications Skills Help students acquire the communications skills necessary to be successful in the public arena be75d5f7-34a8-4e24-976b-57a25f703b81 1 Students We are focused on helping students acquire the communications skills necessary to be successful in the public arena, whether they choose to run for office, become a journalist, lobby their congressman, vote, or simply engage in a heady debate with friends. In this spirit, the AEF funds programs which focus on improving the communication abilities of public school students and supports after-school programs and supplementary educational programs specializing in writing, reading, civics and debate. Communication Programs Fund programs to improve the communication abilities of public school students. b86adddc-dcb3-4a54-b59e-9ec0ed589c93 1.1 Public School Students 35e46cb8-7e69-468d-a9c2-9986c4b2676b Writing, Reading, Civics & Debate Support after-school programs and supplementary educational programs specializing in writing, reading, civics and debate. 64c8bab0-474e-40b7-930f-a62574ad4a7c 1.2 f84a1305-5346-429a-a370-5fc8392dafce Debate Programs Fund and run debate programs in public charter schools in Southern California. 69b0abde-7fde-4d3c-b10d-a88e7f5677f5 1.2.1 Public Charter Schools in Southern California Since 2008, AEF has been funding and running debate programs in public charter schools in Southern California. In our last debate tournament we proudly hosted over 80 students. We hope to expand this program in California, as well as other urban areas. e5a78e6c-c4ed-4ba5-b805-03b0d3ba4ab7 Civic Awareness Promote civic awareness supporting journalism programs and other political education outreach. 4ecbcc24-03dc-46e5-9fcc-dde9bab928ae 2 American Colleges Journalism Programs AEF also works with American colleges to promote civic awareness supporting journalism programs and other political education outreach. Our keystone project is: The Annual Report of the USA, published by the Harvard Political Review. Annual Report of the USA Publish The Annual Report of the USA. 8fdd7687-4c66-44e4-865d-e164f0654d39 2.1 Harvard Political Review Taxpayers Every year AEF works with the Harvard Political Review to publish The Annual Report of the USA. As taxpayer, we are all truly "shareholders" in the U.S. government. But while corporate stockholders receive annual reports in order to track their investments, we American citizens are often kept in the dark. This comprehensive guide — completely updated each year — tracks all federal income and expenditures, cutting through the murkiness of federal budget speak with explanations and accompanying charts and graphs. This student-produced report also provides in-depth analysis on big ticket expenditures such as Social Security, Medicare, and National Defense and reviews the strain of persistent deficits and debt on the American economy e17453b0-0101-4b7f-a8d8-afa543a89923 Fiscal Research Sponsor programs to sponsor graduate and undergraduate students interested in political journalism and fiscal policy to write and publish research on the many fiscal issues that now face our states. f4b6c84c-28e1-4b89-837a-18e38c46df22 2.2 Harvard Univerity Stanford University University of Pennsylvania AEF sponsors programs at Harvard Univerity, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania to sponsor graduate and undergraduate students interested in political journalism and fiscal policy to write and publish research on the many fiscal issues that now face our states. 7b78a679-6dc3-4719-928c-c6c0e77ba28f State Reports Produce Annual Reports for over six U.S. states. 782ba2aa-ec91-4745-a76a-ae1d5cd1be84 2.2.1 Massachusetts California New York Texas The "States Project" - launched in 2011 — will produce Annual Reports for over six U.S. states, including Massachusetts, California, New York and Texas. ecc15547-b724-4972-a9d2-41ce149d021a Commentary, Blogs & Stories Craft political commentary, blog entries, and online stories. 977f4bfa-bfa2-46b7-b51b-035c2045f5dc 2.2.2 In addition to their research duties, students also craft political commentary, blog entries, and other online stories. ad7df407-1e65-45fd-af7b-ed758501f22f 2013-10-17 http://www.americafound.org/about-us/ Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.