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 the award in the past. This month, we are highlighting multiple past winning communities from the State of Florida: Delray Beach, [...]

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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 (LBWHC) was founded in 2009. LBWHC is a collaborative network composed of representatives from the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education [...]

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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 how residents of all races may be affected by a government decision. These tools can be used not only with [...]

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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 through the Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) initiative, designed to recognize communities that have taken key steps to [...]

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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 local efforts to work across partisan divides.  In the article from July 11, 2017, “Local Officials Tackle How to Govern in [...]

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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 wherever there are people. Yet, some communities show a higher degree of engagement than others, which leads to fewer intractable [...]

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Perry, Iowa Finds Stability with SolSmart Solar Project

The National Civic League’s focus on civic engagement and environmental sustainability led to engagement with the national SolSmart project. We are proud to serve as an awarding institution, encouraging communities to apply for the SolSmart designation. Click here to learn more about this project.  In November, 2016, Perry, IA received a SolSmart bronze rating. Perry, [...]

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American Cities use Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Principles

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in late June (6/28) announced grant support to 14 places throughout the country where its co-designed, trailblazing Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) framework will be implemented. Click here to view their announcement. TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about [...]

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New Orleans: Community and Racial Healing

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke to residents about the removal of confederate statues in the city in May. Four prominent monuments – the Battle of Liberty Place monument; the Jefferson Davis statue; the P.G.T. Beauregard equestrian statue; and the Robert E. Lee statue – were removed in April and May 2017. Mayor Landrieu said the statues [...]

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Denver Talks: Conversations on Race and Justice

National Civic League's All-America Conversations program stems from our country's need for critical discussions around community issues. National Civic League is currently providing free consultations and facilitation services to communities across the country as part of its All-America Conversations program - an initiative demonstrating that locally, we are still able to work together across dividing lines to create [...]

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