Listening to Residents Important for Helpful Legislation

February 14, 2018

Note: This is one of several excerpts from the Kerner Commission, which President Johnson established in 1967 to examine the riots that occurred that summer. The Commission’s report was issued...

Marshall, Texas: A Small Town with a Large Historical Legacy

February 8, 2018

February being Black History Month, the National Civic League suggests a visit to any number of monuments or museums that have been established in recent years to commemorate important people,...

Education in Action: Roanoke, VA Embraces Reading Readiness Through and Through

February 8, 2018

The League has promoted improving education through civic engagement for more than a century. At the 109th Conference on Local Governance, one of our three tracks is focused on Youth and Education....

How Fourteen Cities Join Hundreds in Proclaiming National Day of Racial Healing

January 14, 2018

Communities across the United States are marking the second annual National Day of Racial Healing on Jan. 16, 2018, with events, discussions and proclamations. The observance is designed to allow...

Kerner Wisdom: Race and Inequality 50 Years Later

January 14, 2018

By Carla J. Kimbrough DENVER – On Friday morning, attorney Jack Regenbogen said he was “so overjoyed right now.” He had just learned that 10 Denver City Council members had...

Assisted DIY Planning for Climate Resilience

January 11, 2018

While building climate resilience is a key goal of many small-medium sized communities, they often don’t have the funding needed to hire a consultant to develop their climate resilience plans....

Hayward, CA, Updates Anti-Discrimination Action Plan

January 11, 2018

The All-America City of Hayward, CA, has reaffirmed its commitment to inclusiveness and equity, adopting a “Commitment for an Inclusive, Equitable and Compassionate Community Action Plan.” The plan is an...

124 Years and Counting

January 11, 2018

By Mayor Steve Hogan 2018 marks the 124th year of the National Civic League. The League traces its roots back to, among others, future President Theodore Roosevelt, and Supreme Court...

Accepting Applications for the 2018 RWJF-NCL Health Equity Award

December 13, 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity presented by the National Civic League (RWJF-National Civic League Award) recognizes and honors individuals who have successfully implemented a systems change approach within...

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