Nyesha McCauley

Senior Director of Communications

Why I work at Everyday Democracy?

Democracy is a verb.  I both love and am fascinated by the ebb and flow of being in community with one another. Understanding and examining how democracy works in our everyday lives is vitally important to me, our communities, our nation. 

What I love about what I do?

The best part of communications is working across the organization to develop our shared story and value proposition. I get to pull from the best principles in many different disciplines from design thinking to storytelling and apply them, whether I’m working on a campaign, presentation or report.

How I got here.

Prior to joining Everyday Democracy I led communications at Achieve Hartford, an education advocacy nonprofit,  where I enjoyed the planning, development, and execution of awareness campaigns and educational training materials - working on everything from websites, tv shows, events, social media strategy, community trainings, Get Out the Vote campaigns, to publications. 
In earlier years, I served as the senior program coordinator at Hartford Public Access Television where I oversaw technical production of public access television programming, developed and deployed user-friendly training for residents, built new programming strategies and one-off feature shows.
Along the way I found time to gain some political campaign experience at the local level, by running for office and serving as senior advisor/manager on a few Mayoral campaigns.

What I do when I’m not helping communities create change.

Day tripping, Saturday date nights (at home) with my husband, reading, movies and keeping up with my two daughters.

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.