2017 All-America City Award Recipients Announced

Contact: Ernestine Benedict | 202-491-3950  | ebenedict@gradelevelreading.net 15 COMMUNITIES AWARDED TOP HONORS IN CIVIC ACTION, COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING AND PROGRESS IN ADVANCING EARLY LITERACY DENVER, Colo., June 16, 2017 – Fifteen communities across the country were honored today with the 2017 All-America City Award (AAC) for their civic engagement to help more young children from low-income [...]

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Senior Fellows Program Launched

The National Civic League is introducing a new resource for communities, Senior Fellows, with the announcement of the first three individuals to serve in this role. “Our goal is to have approximately a dozen individuals available to us as their expertise and experience is needed by communities around the country,” said League president Doug Linkhart. [...]

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June Webinar: Health Equity and the Role of Civic Engagement

The RWJF-NCL Award for Health Equity recognizes incredible individuals who are working to promote health equity through resident engagement and systemic change efforts. These individuals are helping to create a culture of health in their community. Our June webinar will feature the 2016 and 2017 winners for the RWJF-NCL Award for Health Equity. Register now for the [...]

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Cities Challenged to be Resilient, Sustainable, Solar-Friendly

The world’s cities are the areas that will be most affected by climate change and are uniquely positioned to address this change, according to a plenary speaker at the annual forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation.  The Reuters News Service quoted Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as [...]

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All-America City Award Inspires Lasting Change in the City of Asheboro

by Andee Edelson, Director of Early Care and Education of Randolph County Partnership for Children in Asheboro, North Carolina The City of Asheboro was the 2016 All-America City recipient and provided a gateway for the Randolph County Partnership for Children to continue and extend our vision, “That all children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.”  [...]

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Helping Lakewood, CO Take Partnerships to the Next Level

LAKEWOOD, CO - APRIL 15: Reg Cox, the senior minister for Lakewood Church of Christ, talks with Tony Sandoval, 7, about his clay project at Foothills Elementary School on April 15, 2014, in Lakewood, Colorado. Cox helps organize the Whiz Kids after-school project at the school and brings volunteers from his church and the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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