Youth ARE Engaged in Civic Affairs

August 31, 2022

A common lament among civic leaders is the low level of participation in public matters by young people. Indeed, voting turnout among people 18-24 is lower than other age groups....

The League Welcomes New Staff and Fellows

August 29, 2022

In August, The National Civic League welcomed Benita Duran to the staff as the Director of Equity and Engagement. The League has also added two City Council members as Senior...

Youth Well-Being is Central for Sacramento

August 29, 2022

Not every city has a charity walk for literacy, but then, not every city is an All-America City. Sacramento was one of ten cities honored this summer as an All-America...

2022 Midterm Elections: Participation Guide

August 29, 2022

With midterm elections less than three months award, it’s a priority that we ensure a safe, fair, and trustworthy election experience. To support this positive midterm election experience, Citizen Connect...

2022 Youth, Social Media, Cultural Entertainment and Civic Action Fair Winners

August 1, 2022

In addition to celebrating this year's finalists and announcing the ten winners, the 73rd Annual All-America City Awards also recognized winners of the John Parr Youth Leadership Award, Social Media...

Promising Practices for Reducing Barriers to Youth Civic Engagement

August 1, 2022

A healthy democracy requires equitable and just access to participation for all members of our community, especially our youth. As much as any other demographic, young people have an enormous...

Neal Peirce and Aid for Local Journalism

August 1, 2022

Though he passed away over two years ago, Neal Peirce continues to influence public dialogue and media through the newly formed Neal Peirce Foundation. At a recent Foundation meeting his...

Workshops and Speeches from AAC 2022

July 29, 2022

The 2022 All-America City Awards Event and Competition was co-convened with the Campaign for Grade-Level in conjunction with GLR Week, July 18-22, 2022. Communities named as finalists assembled teams of...

Show Me the Money

July 1, 2022

If equity is a priority for your local government, it should be reflected in your budget. More cities and counties are considering equity and engagement in budgeting and, as a...

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