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NCL mourns the death of Liz Hollander

Liz Hollander presenting at AAC 2015 Elizabeth Hollander died October 13 of cancer. She was a passionate and influential voice for community building, youth civic engagement, smart urban planning, social justice and restoring arts education to public schools.  She was a great friend to the National Civic League, a longtime member of our [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Civic League Partners with ICMA on Major, Nationwide Solar Energy Initiative

The National Civic League is proud to announce our partnership with ICMA (the International City/County Management Association) to help establish a national recognition program to energize local solar marketplaces.  The SPARC program - Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities - will award local governments with a "stamp of approval" for their efforts in building stronger solar environments around the country, encouraging others to follow suit [...]

After 17 years of service, President Gloria Rubio-Cortes to retire from NCL

The National Civic League (NCL), one of the nation's oldest civic organizations, announced the retirement of its President, Gloria Rubio-Cortes. Rubio-Cortes served the organization with incredible vigor, passion and excellence for more than 17 years, the last eight as its president. She also held the title of Executive Editor of the National Civic Review, the organization's 103-year old, award-winning journal. [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Aspen Dialogue on Public Libraries

Public libraries are one of the cornerstone institutions of civic life.  The are safe spaces for learning, sharing, connecting, convening and creating.  Far from a collection of books or a simple building, libraries are hubs for information, dialogue and civic renewal. Recognizing the incredibly central role that libraries have played and must continue to play [...]

By | September 21st, 2015|Civic Life, Libraries, Media/Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Do Communities Ensure their Youth are Healthy and Successful in School and Life?

Around the country, communities are working to remove barriers for students to help their youth create a path to success. National Civic League is proud to announce that in 2016, the All-America City Awards will highlight community efforts to: ensure that all our children are healthy and successful in school and life. Our focus includes [...]

By | September 17th, 2015|All-America City Awards, Civic Life, Uncategorized, Youth/Education|0 Comments

2015 All-America City Quilt Tour!

2015 All-America City Quilt Tour Begins The 2015 All-America City quilt begins a year-long tour across the United States today, departing from Denver, Colorado, home of the National Civic League (NCL). Since 2007, All-America City finalists have created quilt squares that reflect the spirit of their communities. The designs often include images or words representing a unique [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|All-America City Awards|0 Comments

Mayor Hancock Leads Denver forward on My Brother’s Keeper effort

On Saturday, April 4th Denver Mayor and NCL Board Chair, Mayor Michael B. Hancock led a Summit focused on efforts to support young men of color in Denver.  The Summit is part of the city's work on the White House's My Brother's Keeper Initiative and brought together leaders and young people from across the community. [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|Civic Life, Diversity/inclusion|1 Comment