Our Mission

The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to revive the teaching of civics in American public education to empower future generations with the critical-thinking skills they need to fulfill the vast potential of American citizenship.

Our Story

Richard Dreyfuss has spent a lifetime championing the democratic process and the foundation blocks of our Republican Democracy. What began with his involvement of helping to design and rollout, LA Works, one of the most effective volunteer organizations, The Dreyfuss Civics Initiative was incorporated as a 501c3 in 2008.  Richard has made numerous public appearances to raise awareness for our organization and the need for civic education in our school system.  Our programs are meant to promote the advancement of civic education, civic virtue and the role citizens can play in the success of our country.  We look forward to illustrating the need for a return to civics in American education. Visit our News page to see some of the many public appearances Richard made in the past.