See America In Color - Be #HometownStrong

Should ‘National Civics Day’ be a thing? That’s the question being asked in the month of February as the See America In Color (SAIC) civic engagement campaign rolls on. The message behind ‘SAIC 2020’ is to reboot civics education, refresh civic engagement, reset cultural messaging and revive social spirit. It’s about how we update our civics and celebrate all-round citizen excellence.

Over a 50+ years timespan we’ve had advances in many parts of society. In entertainment there’s the change in TVs from black & white to color sets, from No-K to 4K. In technology we’ve seen mobile phones go from OG to 5G, radios go from AM/FM to satellite, HD and Streaming. Vehicles on the road have been made safer with backup cameras and blind spot alert. Even in sports, we now have video review and coach’s challenge to make the game better. Is it that we’ve added ‘smarts’ to our gadgets but not to our civics?


With these shifts in biz and showbiz, what are we doing to update our civics, advance roots & culture and make us better? If pro sports now allow teams to challenge a call in the game, what are we doing as citizens to challenge culture, students and one another for a better block, community, nation and world? Find out more at public appearances throughout February and at the March 7th Essay Contest Awards event as we “See America In Color: With 2020 Vision.”

You can receive the 1-page ‘SAIC 2020’ program-insert before the awards event when you donate during our February push. Thanks for chipping-in what you can even at the ground level of $10. Amounts of $75 and up will help launch the ‘MVP Club’ for civic engagement. Giving $50 and up will help jumpstart SAIC Arts, Science and Health features in the future. Contributions of $25 and up will support our PR/media coverage.

Your donations will set a standard for SAIC excellence. It's why we’re working on a new beginning towards a better picture of history, family, culture, country and civic/social issues for a higher level of citizenship. This will move us towards ‘smart blocks, woke civics, strong citizens’ and affirm that civics isn’t supposed to be political. It’s meant to be aspirational. Here’s to telling your hometown story!


Douette 'Doc' Cunningham
Somerset, NJ

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