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Shaping Inclusive Healthcare Delivery

Recognizing the importance of creating a culture of health amongst a vulnerable population that often avoids seeking care because of fear of disclosure to providers, the Los Angeles County Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Collaborative [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|

Florida Using Engagement to Move the Needle on Tough Issues

National Civic League’s All-America City Award Program - Community Highlight The National Civic League has started to collect applications for the 2018 All-America City Awards! Throughout the year, we will be highlighting communities who have won [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|

NYT: Local Officials Tackle How to Govern in a Divided America

While the federal government struggles to find common-ground, local governments shoulder more and more of the responsibility for creating stronger communities. Last month, the New York Times hosted the “Cities for Tomorrow” conference to explore [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|

Charleston County, SC Shines with SolSmart Project

The National Civic League's focus on civic engagement and environmental sustainability led to engagement with the national SolSmart project. SolSmart is a new national designation program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|

Racial Equity Tools for Communities

By Carla J. Kimbrough, National Civic League Director of Racial Equity Programs More local governments are using racial equity impact assessment tools to evaluate policies, practices and programs. Such tools provide a system to understand [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|

Why Civic Engagement Matters

How clean would a community be if residents and businesses didn’t take proper care of their trash? How safe would a community be if people didn’t report crime and generally obey laws? Civic engagement happens [...]

By | July 15th, 2017|

Promoting Educational Equity to Move the Needle on Grade-Level Reading

Fifteen communities across the country were honored in June with the 2017 All-America City Award (AAC) for their civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school [...]

By | July 15th, 2017|