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The Mythology of Immigrant Crime

Governing Magazine recently published the article, "The Mythical Link Between Immigrants and High Crime Rates". The article states, "experts suggest immigrants could make neighborhoods safer in a number of ways. Many scholars point to the role they play in opening new businesses or buying up previously abandoned properties. 'They bring a social and economic vitality [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A History of the National Civic Review: 105 Years

At a recent gathering of local government officials and civic activists from around the world, I was approached by the founder of an NGO for young “civic entrepreneurs” in Budapest, Hungary. He told me he had reading the National Civic Review for years. In fact, some of the ideas that inspired him years ago when [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trust and Transformation: Building Health Equity in San Diego

Pastor Clarice Christian gets to know the individuals and families who attend her services at the Immanuel Chapel Christian Church. Some are struggling with a chronic disease. Pastor Christian says a special prayer for them. These days, however, she’s doing a whole lot more for them. Her congregation is one of 21 participating in the [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 All-America City Award Finalists Announced

  Contact: Ernestine Benedict | 202-491-3950 | ebenedict@gradelevelreading.net 27 COMMUNITIES COMPETE FOR TOP HONORS IN CIVIC ACTION, COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING AND PROGRESS IN ADVANCING EARLY LITERACY WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2017 – The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign) today announced the 2017 All-America City Award (AAC) finalists. Twenty-seven communities across the nation are poised to receive the [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Atlanta’s Solar Policies Earn National Recognition

To become one of the most sustainable cities in the country, Atlanta has worked to make it easier for residents to go solar. Through streamlined permitting processes and other changes, Atlanta’s solar efforts are leading to results and attracting national attention. On May 8, Atlanta received national recognition by earning a SolSmart Gold designation, the [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Photo credit: Adam Robison Tupelo residents and city officials gather at the Tupelo Police Department for the All-American Conversation, where Mayor Jason Shelton, Police Chief Bart Aguirre and other police department officials answered questions submitted by city residents that attended on Monday night. Communities interested in hosting All-America Conversations can get free one-on-one support [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Earn national recognition and prizes by showcasing support for solar energy.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, the SolSmart program helps cities remove regulatory barriers to solar deployment and implement best practices to harness economic opportunity. Solar energy experienced a record-setting year in 2016, for the first time ever, solar energy was the leading source of new electric generating capacity, beating [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Register for April Promising Practices Webinar Series: Community Policing

Columbia Heights Police Chief Scott Nadeau and presidential task force member Sean Michael Scott will discuss community policing during the April All-America City Promising Practices webinar.   The two, who have extensive experience in law enforcement, will discuss recommendations from the 21stCentury Policing task force as well as practices of community-oriented policing in Columbia Heights, [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Americans’ Worries About Race Relations at Record High

Forty-two percent of Americans say they personally worry a "great deal" about race relations in the United States, which is up seven percentage points from 2016, according to a recent Gallup poll. That number represents a record high in the Gallup’s 17-year trend and is the third straight year worries about this issue have increased [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Register for the 2017 All-America City Awards

Join us for the 2017 All-America City Awards: In partnership with the Grade-Level Reading Campaign, National Civic League will be hosting a gathering in Denver, Colorado on June 14-16, 2017. If you haven’t registered yet, please be sure to register before we reach capacity. Here’s a quick overview of some of the activities and the agenda that we have planned: Opening [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments