Facing Our John Gardner Moment

September 25, 2020

“Civilizations rise and fall, and sometimes—if they are lucky—they renew themselves.” Author, former cabinet member and Common Cause founder John Gardner wrote these words in a seminal essay in the...

Engaging the Community in Addressing COVID-19

September 24, 2020

Roanoke, VA, is showing that civic engagement doesn’t need to take a back seat during an emergency. In the words of the city’s mayor, Sherman Lea, when COVID-19 hit “we...

WE WIN Together Racial Justice Community

September 18, 2020

The WE WIN Together Racial Justice Community is providing space for communities, organizations, and coalitions to learn with one another. Together, the community reflects and takes action to address racism...

Voting by Mail, Made Easy

September 18, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, voters are clamoring for Vote by Mail (VBM) but signing up remains a challenge. VoteByMail.io is a free, open-sourced tool, available in English and...

Congratulations to the 2020 RWJF-NCL Health Equity Award Recipient

August 27, 2020

The National Civic League is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Health Equity Award: Dr. Tsu-Yin Wu,  director of the Eastern Michigan University Center for Health Disparities Innovation...

Workshops and Speeches from AAC 2020

August 26, 2020

The 2020 All-America City Awards featured keynote remarks from Rev. Alvin Herring, Kaiser Permanente Exec. Bechara Choucair and the Executive Director of Well Being Trust, Tyler Norris. Additionally, workshops were...

AAC Workshop Spotlight: Lessons on Resilience and Equity from the COVID-19 Epidemic

July 30, 2020

Lessons on Resilience and Equity from the COVID-19 Epidemic City officials will discuss their pandemic response with a particular focus on how their civic capital and focus on equity mitigated...

Modernizing the Model City Charter

July 29, 2020

In November, the National Civic League will officially launch a year-long effort to review, revise, update and publish a new edition of the Model City Charter, a document that countless...

Building the Next Generation of Community Leaders

July 28, 2020

Young people hold the key to progress. We see this in the protests of the last few weeks, and we see this in their record high intent to become community...

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