The mission of the National Civic League is to advance civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities.

Our Mission

The mission of the National Civic League is to advance civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities. We achieve this by inspiring, supporting and recognizing inclusive approaches to community decision-making. Founded in 1894 by a group of civic leaders that included Theodore Roosevelt and Louis Brandeis, the National Civic League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

Today, more than ever, the work of the National Civic League is critical to helping create vibrant and healthy communities and a strong democracy.

The National Civic League applies civic engagement principles through key programs:

Our Vision

The National Civic League envisions a country where the full diversity of community members are actively and meaningfully engaged in local governance, including both decision making and implementation of activities to advance the common good.

How We Help

We advance expansive civic engagement through recognition programs, research and publications, and community assistance.

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Civic Engagement

We believe that communities with great civic engagement will be more equitable and will thrive.

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