The Ohio State Bar Foundation’s first three-year Strategic Grant Award wrapped up in 2021. Through this new strategic grant initiative, OSBF sought to improve the civics knowledge of adults in Ohio, enhance their participation in and knowledge of government, enable their access to justice, and improve their perceptions of the judicial system. The Strategic Grant Award covered 3 years of support for Issue Media Group’s Civic Education for Adults project, a multifaceted communications strategy aimed at improving the civics knowledge of adults.
Five broad narrative themes defined to help categorize subject matter.
• Your Individual Rights
• Your Power as a Citizen
• Your Government Representation
• How Your Government Works
• How Your Courts Work
The series includes feature stories published in Soapbox Cincinnati, Fresh Water Cleveland, and The Hub Springfield with corresponding surveys and live and virtual events.
July 31, 2018 | Jim Debrosse
Civics Essential: How landmark Ohio case gave birth to 'stop-and-frisk' rules
August 21, 2018 | Jim Debrosse
Civics Essential: Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a voter?
October 16, 2018 | Jim Debrosse
Civics Essential: How dark money, negative ads & campaign finance impact Ohioans at the ballot box