Keeping the Peace in Danville

May 25, 2022

Police-community relations in Danville, Virginia, are getting a new look during the next month with the opening of a new police headquarters that the city is naming “1 Community Way.”...

Still Healing After 58 Years

May 25, 2022

St. Augustine, Florida is over 450 years old but one of its most famous historic sites commemorates an event that happened only 58 years ago. In June 1964, Andrew Young,...

It’s Not Enough. But It’s Something.

April 29, 2022

“What has Joe Biden done since George Floyd’s murder?” asked a recent letter to the editor. The President, as I used to lecture my kids, is not in charge of...

Community Healing from Disasters in Boulder

April 29, 2022

Boulder, Colorado understands all too well how important community healing can be in the face of tragedy. Over the past two years, the city experienced a variety of challenges, ranging...

The Bezos Scholars Program

April 29, 2022

“As long as you care about whatever you are passionate about, the Bezos Scholar Program also cares about it too. And it wants to help you express your ideas and...

National Effort to Address Toxic Polarization

April 13, 2022

We are excited to be an America Talks 2022 partner and want to invite YOU to participate! America Talks (April 21 & 23) invites Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs...

5 Students Awarded Pforzheimer Grants

March 30, 2022

The National Civic League has awarded mini-grants for research on civic engagement and local governance to five students from three universities. The grants will help cover research and travel costs...

The Aspen Challenge: Empowering Youth Advocates

March 30, 2022

Each year, the Aspen Institute, with support from the Bezos Family Foundation, partners with community leaders, educators, and high school students in a different city to confront some of the...

Portland OR Considering New Form of Governance

February 28, 2022

Portland Oregon has been an odd duck when it comes to governance structure, but that may change soon. Portland’s third Charter Commission has just released its first progress report on...

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