The mission of the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier is to expand knowledge and understanding of the Constitution through nonpartisan online and on-site programs. The Center inspires participation in civic dialogue, improves the public's understanding of U.S. founding principles, and enables citizens to deepen their understanding of and participation in our constitutional self-government. More than 43,000 people from all 50 states and more than 90 countries have participated in the Center's programs, including teachers, law enforcement officers, elected officials, judges, journalists, scholars, and international leaders. The Center is unique in its role as an executive training program for adult learners who have a professional responsibility to advance constitutional government.
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) is a national, nonpartisan organization activating a new generation of Millennial policymakers to revitalize our democracy through cooperative political leadership. Since 2013, MAP has organized the nation's first and only caucus for young members of Congress, the Congressional Future Caucus, which forges pragmatic and innovative solutions on Millennial issues. MAP has also expanded this model into many states across the country. This growing movement of young, high-potential legislators and mayors actively participate in local Future Caucuses, the James Madison Fellowship, and other MAP programming. Visit millennialaction.org.
Congress established the National Archives in 1934 to preserve and care for the records of the U.S. Government. Previously, Federal records were kept in various basements, attics, abandoned buildings, and other storage places with little security or concern for storage conditions. In 1935, Archives staff began to survey Federal records and the next year began transferring records to the new National Archives building in Washington, DC. From one building on Pennsylvania Avenue, the National Archives now has over 40 facilities nationwide including field archives, Federal Records Centers, Presidential Libraries, the Federal Register, and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation is an organization recognized for instigating programs and partnerships aimed at increasing academic competence and encouraging leadership abilities, with an emphasis on the underprivileged.