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: