The All-America City Award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues.

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Resources

The National Civic League has pulled together a wealth of resources to support local communities as they explore applying for the All-America City Award.  Review the materials below for key resources to help you better understand the application process, what we mean by engagement and to discover other tools to help you better understand areas of focus within the 2022 application.   

As you fill out the application, it may be helpful to consult the following materials:

Resources on 2022 Theme: Housing as a Platform Promoting Early School Success and Equitable Learning Recovery

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Resources on Areas of Focus

Digital Equity:

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Relational Supports: 

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After-School, Summer and Out-of-School Learning Opportunities

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Transforming Non-School Places and Spaces into Learning-Rich Environments

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Promoting School Readiness, Regular Attendance, and Summer Learning

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Parents succeeding as essential partners in assuring the healthy development and early school success of their children

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Parents succeeding in their own journey toward sustainable self-sufficiency

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 Resources on All-America City Award

Webinar Series

  • All-America City Promising Practices Series: Join the National Civic League for this series of monthly webinars. Learn about innovative programs and approaches to promoting civic engagement from AAC winning communities and other experts throughout the country. This series will also provide a chance for communities to talk with AAC winning communities about the benefits of AAC and tips for applying. See here for a schedule of webinars.
  • GLR Learning Tuesdays: CGLR Learning Tuesdays affirms CGLR’s commitment to get better at getting better by learning with and from each other. We use these webinars as a portal through which to access and explore the best science, ideas and programs on a variety of topics addressing early school success, equitable learning recovery, and what mobilized communities must do to support the disruption of generational poverty. We expect to be informed, inspired and energized by an eclectic mix of presenters who will bring knowledge derived from research, practice and lived experience. See here for a schedule of upcoming webinars.

All-America City made me so hopeful about America’s future - a total antidote to the negativity that can sometimes corrode our civic life.

Curtis Johnson, Executive Editor of Citiscope

Webinars, Interviews and Speeches

This page includes webinars, interviews and speeches covering promising practices around the country. The free monthly Promising Practices Webinar series highlights successful projects around the country with speakers from cities implementing creative strategies for civic engagement. These webinars are free and open to anyone who is interested in creating stronger communities. The National Civic League's interview series includes conversations with elected officials, civic engagement experts, figures important to our history and others. Recorded speeches allow you to re-live the keynote addresses of past All-America City awards events and conferences.

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