Civic & Community Engagement Initiative

Our Civic & Community Engagement Initiative provides training, coaching, and tools with an equity lens to support community-led organizing, dialogue, and deliberation to solve local problems through civic action. 

Our current programming includes:

  • Dialogue to Change: Built on 30 years of implementation and learning, our signature model delivers intensive training and coaching for local community members to organize and facilitate dialogues and deliberations that generate sustainable, inclusive action to address local problems. 
  • Civic Ambassadors: We recruit, convene, and support an intergenerational network of leaders from youth to elders to lead actionable changes in their communities through inclusive, participatory civic action. 
  • Anchor Partner Network: We provide ongoing tools and training to leaders and organizations working to build authentic, intergenerational, multiracial democracies using our Dialogue to Change model. 
  • Everyday Leaders: Using a structured, 8-part skill-building program, we train community members, leaders, and organizers to strengthen collaboration and equity in their leadership, decision-making, and community engagement practices.