The Power of Images: Using an Equity and Inclusion Lens in Municipal Advertising

October 26, 2022

How one Arizona city changed its advertising practices to address a lack of diversity in its hiring of lifeguards for local public pools.

Save Local Governments:  Charter Your Region

October 25, 2022

Whether it is providing housing for less affluent residents or making a meaningful effort to fight climate change, most of the toughest challenges facing our communities cannot be addressed unless localities work across jurisdictional lines.

Leveraging Engagement to Improve Health Equity

October 25, 2022

For the past seven years, the RWJF-National Civic League Health Equity award has cast a spotlight on people who are leveraging engagement to improve health outcomes for those most impacted by health disparities.

Collaborative Community Solutions to Equitable Learning Recovery and Early School Success

October 25, 2022

Reading and math scores for school children declined during the pandemic. This year’s All-America City Award recipients showed how public housing and affordable housing programs can be used as platforms for improving early school success and accelerating equitable learning recovery.

How One Mediator Made a Difference in a Divided Community

October 21, 2022

Mediator Andrew Thomas has helped to embed an infrastructure of constructive dialogue and engagement in Sanford, Florida, in the aftermath of a racially charged shooting.

The Role of Local Newspapers in Curbing Polarization

October 21, 2022

In Palm Springs California, the local newspaper took a monthlong break from national politics, publishing only local and state-oriented columns and letters to the editor on its opinion page. Convinced that nationalizing news and opinion consumption increases polarization, a team of researchers wrote a book about the experiment.

Taking on Two Crises: Democracy and Journalism

October 21, 2022

The Northern Colorado Deliberative Journalism Project seeks to explore how civic organizations and journalists might work together to reimagine our local information ecosystems and take on the democratic challenges.

A Place Where We Belong: A Multiverse of Community Engagement

October 21, 2022

A greater understanding of which practices nurture a sense of belonging among community members and which practices do not can help us strengthen public engagement efforts and do a better job of providing for human needs.

Kettering Learning Exchange: Mayors Working With their Community to Address Policing and Equity Issues

August 3, 2022

In February 2022, the National Civic League and Kettering Foundation brought together a dozen mayors from communities that have won the All-America City Award to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s efforts to address the challenge of policing and equity. A common denominator was a focus on engaging diverse voices that typically aren’t heard.

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