About the Institute

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute brings Senator Kennedy’s vision for a dynamic hub of civic engagement to life. With educational programs, public forums, and digital exhibits, the Kennedy Institute welcomes individuals of all ages to debate the issues of the day, learn from each other, and leave empowered to make their own contributions to improving their communities and our nation.  
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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

Our Story and Leadership Team

Meet the people leading the Institute toward its mission of civic engagement and 21st century education.

  • Board of Directors

    The Institute's Board of Directors include current and former members of Congress, staff, and leaders in the fields of public policy and education.

  • Institute Staff

    The staff of the Kennedy Institute bring expertise from the fields of media, education, technology, and public policy to the Institute.

  • The Story of the Institute

    Learn more about our Vision, Our Innovative Building and our Institute Concept and Design