The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty - James Madison
The Center for Constitutional Values is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), formed to foster civic literacy through greater knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution. Our goal is to expand educational
opportunities for citizens and in particular, students in order to strengthen civic support and
commitment to the principles and values set forth in the Constitution, Declaration of
Independence and other founding documents.
The Center was founded in 2013 by several individuals concerned that young people have the knowledge of the Constitution needed to assume their future responsibilities to lead our nation. We appreciate the important support of Hillsdale College in the launching of the organization.
Members of the initial Board of Directors then laid the foundation for an annual academic competition and scholarship program and a community education program through an annual Speakers Series.