Announcing the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – NCL Award for Health Equity

The National Civic League has partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to celebrate, honor and reward excellence in promoting health equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity presented by the National Civic League (RWJF-National Civic League Award) recognizes and honors individuals that have successfully implemented a systems change approach within the [...]

By | February 8th, 2016|All-America City Awards, applications, Civic Life|0 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

AAC Communities Present Their Stories of Positive Change

Jury presentations began yesterday for the All-America City Awards. As always. Twelve communities from all over the country told their stories of positive change to a jury of 13 civic experts, including leaders from city government, nonprofit groups, philanthropy and business. The focus what on communitywide efforts to engage and support vulnerable young men and [...]

By | June 14th, 2015|All-America City Awards, Civic Life, Uncategorized|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

Coming in the National Civic Review

In most American cities, factors like family income, race and geography seem inextricably linked to academic performance. But in Denver, as elsewhere, there are outliers – powerful examples of what children from all backgrounds are capable of achieving. These examples do not negate the harsh and inequitable reality facing parents and school districts – but [...]

By | February 25th, 2015|Civic Life, Uncategorized, Youth/Education|0 Comments

Making Public Participation Legal

New NCL Publication

By | October 23rd, 2013|Civic Life, Government innovation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

All-America City Award Finalists Announced!

See you in Denver, Colorado June 14-16.

By | April 4th, 2013|All-America City Awards, Civic Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Community foundations and civic engagement

A group of researchers, community foundation professionals, and “community democracy practitioners” – the Cultivating Community Engagement Panel– met this month in Minneapolis to begin the work of uncovering and documenting strategies and practices that community foundations can adopt to engage residents and improve communities. View list of Panel members The Panel meeting was co-hosted by [...]

By | June 27th, 2012|Civic Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations to the All-America City Finalists

Thirty-two communities have been named finalists for the All-America City Award, an honor that will be announced July 2, at the end of the Grade-Level Reading Community Network Conference in Denver. Another 25 cities and counties were named finalists for the Campaign’s own Pacesetter Honors. The communities are among the 124 charter members of the [...]