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Full Issues of the National Civic Review are free to members of the National Civic League. For each issue, we make several articles available for all - free and downloadable articles are marked by blue titles.

One of the Nation’s Oldest and Most Respected Journals of Civic Affairs

Its cases studies, reports, interviews and essays help communities learn about the latest developments in collaborative problems-solving, civic engagement, local government innovation and democratic governance. Some of the country’s leading doers and thinkers have contributed articles to this invaluable resource for elected officials, public managers, nonprofit leaders, grassroots activists, and public administration scholars seeking to make America’s communities more inclusive, participatory, innovative and successful.

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  • Fall 2017: Volume 106, Issue 3

    Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation: Creating Public Sentiment

    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has called for citizens of the United States to end the belief that race determines one’s value in the society and introduced a multi-sector approach to transform the nation grounded in the fundamental truth that all are created equal.

  • Fall 2017: Volume 106, Issue 3

    Is Talk Cheap? Dialogue, Diversity and Our Economic Future

    Creating regional conversations can actually forge new solutions to economic, environmental, and social problems, but to excel, communities should ground discussions in data, face racial disparities and expect “principled con-flict” along the way.

  • Fall 2017: Volume 106, Issue 3

    Beyond Financial Inclusion

    Mission Asset Fund learned from immigrant families and developed Lending Circles – a strategy deeply inte-grated in their clients’ lives – to improve these families’ financial footing and help them realize their full economic potential.

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