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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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  • Winter 2017: Volume 106, Issue 4

    Springdale: Embracing Demographic Change in the School District

    In response to changing demographics, community leaders, educators and the school district came together in this small city in the Ozarks to identify and develop strategies to improve educational outcomes for children from immigrant communities and ensure they were on a path to success. Available for free download. 

  • Winter 2017: Volume 106, Issue 4

    Roanoke Embraces Reading Readiness Through and Through

    A literacy initiative in Roanoke, Virginia, combines the efforts of local libraries, public schools, police, the housing authority and dozens of nonprofits in a community-wide campaign to get more kids reading proficiently. Available for free download.

  • Winter 2017: Volume 106, Issue 4

    An Educating Neighborhood: How Neighbors Create a Village That Raises Their Children

    To create a modern village with the capacity to raise children, a neighborhood must first be able to identify the three basic teaching resources in the neighborhood–the residents’ knowledge, the educational opportunities provided by local voluntary clubs, groups, and associations, and the learning that can be provided by local institutions. This article is only available in print. Become a member to get access to the full quarterly journal. 

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