Throughout her career, Marilyn Cover has been a driving force and fierce advocate for the importance of civics education. She has helped build outstanding civics education in Oregon and throughout the United States. Marilyn developed the innovative Street Law program at NW School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.The program sends law students into high school classrooms to teach practical applications of the law. She was the founding Executive Director of the Classroom Law Project [CLP] that provides classroom instruction, teacher training, mock trials, and courtroom visits for Oregon students of all ages. Marilyn developed this program by engaging stakeholders across disciplines and helping them work together for the common good of building future generations of active community members. The CLP has been instrumental in supporting Oregon high school students’ participation in the annual “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition. Oregon high schools often receive top honors in this national competition. Governor Kate Brown has said of Marilyn, “… she embodies the spirit of giving to the next generation, making sure that students have all the tools they need for self-determination and principled engagement in their communities”.