The Alabama Center for Law & Civic Education (ACLCE) is dedicated to educating young citizens in civic knowledge, skills and responsibilities. ACLCE is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit civic education organization which was established in June of 1990. ACLCE is a nationally-recognized resource and training center for teachers, school resource officers and community leaders.

The goal of ACLCE is to prepare youth to become active, engaged and informed participants in a democratic society. We offer innovative programs that are relevant to the diverse needs of Alabama’s students and teachers. Over the past 20 years, we have built an energetic and cost-effective non-profit organization that utilizes the power of an experienced staff and a large group of committed volunteers to reach educators, schools, and students throughout the state.

Our programs include We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Play by the Rules, Teen Court of Jefferson County, and Street Law. This site will provide more information about each program, and we invite you to become involved and be a part of our civic education team.

Our programs at-a-glance

We the People and Library of Congress Summer Professional Development: June 13-15, 2012 at Athens State University. Click here for more information and to register.


ACLCE would like to thank its funders: Alabama Department of Youth Services, Jefferson County Family Court, The Daniel Foundation, Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, Junior League of Birmingham, Bessemer Junior Service League, and the Birmingham Bar Foundation.

Funding for this website provided by Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama State Bar.