About The Jack Miller Center
The Jack Miller Center (JMC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to a single purpose: strengthening the teaching of America’s Founding principles and its history in our educational system, from K-12 through college.
Starting in 2004, we have built a growing and active network of more than 1,000 dedicated professors on over 300 college campuses around the country. Collectively they have taught over 1,200,000 students.
Up-and-coming scholars join our network primarily through our summer institutes, which focus on academic career development and a deep study of the principles and ideals of the Founding that have sustained this country for almost 250 years. We continue to support these scholars in various ways throughout their careers. Our goal is to recruit more dedicated and competent scholars into our network every year, foster their teaching careers and help increase the impact of their work, and to expand our reach to more campuses across the country in the process.
We launched our K-12 teacher education program in 2016, and it is one of our most rapidly expanding efforts. We now have growing regional initiatives in five states and support individual teacher education programs with partner professors in other regions. We will be launching another statewide initiative in 2022.
Our goal is the rebuilding of a true civic education throughout our country. That means teaching America’s history and founding principles in a non-partisan and unbiased manner based on our founding documents and primary sources. Young citizens will learn about the Declaration of Independence and both our achievements and our failures in realizing its revolutionary vision—that “all men are created equal” and thereby entitled to the same fundamental rights and opportunities. That is the centerpiece of our mission.