Everyday Democracy Anchor Partner Wins Distinguished CIVVY Award

October 18, 2018
Celebrating Community and Civic Engagement Impact

There was a lot of recognition for the work being done to strengthen democracy at this October’s annual National Conference on Citizenship in Washington DC.  One of the highlights of the event was the announcement of InterFaith Works El Hindi Center for Dialogue,  Syracuse, NY as a 2018 recipient of the esteemed CIVVY award in the category of “local” organizations.  InterFaith Works’ Center for Dialogue is one of Everyday Democracy’s Anchor Partners, and the second in two years to win this distinguished award.  Last year, Anchor Partner New Hampshire Listens was awarded a CIVVY award (American Civic Collaboration Award). There was a third Anchor Partner as a finalist this year – West Virginia Center for Civic Life.

Hear what InterFaith Works shared in receiving their award.
Learn more about InterFaith Works.
Learn more about Everyday Democracy’s Anchor Partners and if your organization might be a good match.

In addition to the CIVVY awards ceremony, Everyday Democracy’s Val Ramos participated in a pre-Conference “working session” for Civic Health Index state partners across the country.  This was a great platform to share information, exchange ideas and best practices and to mobilize and motivate the ongoing work to strengthen civic health in their states and communities.


In the photo (l-r): Valeriano Ramos, Director, Strategic Alliances and Equity Officer with Everyday Democracy; Dr. Bruce Mallory with Anchor Partner New Hampshire Listens as well as an Everyday Democracy Board of Trustees;  and, Dr. Lattie F. Coor, Chairman and Founding Director of the Center for the Future of Arizona.

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