A Chronicle of Civic Renewal: The National Civic Review in the 1990s

August 14, 2018

As the National Civic League was approaching its centennial in 1994, its board and staff were focused on how the league could most effectively address contemporary problems of governance and community-building. One answer was to use their quarterly National Civic Review as sounding board for the latest thinking about democratic practices and civic renewal.

The Politics of Educational Improvement

March 14, 2018

The debate over education reform, charter schools, privatization, and outside takeovers continue to divide communities and policy-makers. At the same time, some advocates of educational change are seeking to unite communities and avoid getting bogged down in philosophical disputes or imposing preconceived, one-sized fits all reform agendas. This article is only available in print. Become a member to get access to the full quarterly journal. 

Beyond Distrust

October 5, 2017

In September of 2015, the Pew Research Center published a report on public trust in government institutions. “A year ahead of the presidential election, the American public is deeply cynical about government, politics, and the nation’s elected leaders in a way that has become quite familiar,” the report begins.

Establishing a Pattern of Healthy Lifestyles in Asheboro, North Carolina

October 16, 2017

A community rallies to ensure that families hard pressed by reduced wages or unemployment would have the tools necessary to support a healthy and successful lifestyle for their children. Become a member to read full articles like this one in the National Civic Review.

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