Resources By Issue - Neighborhoods

Today, all kinds of neighborhoods are dealing with crime, economic problems, tensions between different groups of people, and drug and alcohol abuse. To find solutions to these problems and make lasting changes for the better, neighborhoods need everyone's ideas, work, and talent.

Dialogue to Change programs help people build the trusting relationships necessary for long-term change. People from diverse backgrounds and experiences develop trust, understand each other's experiences, and work together on solutions.


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Are you trying to make change in your community? This workbook will help you organize large-scale public dialogue, and it will help you connect the talk to action.
Community engagement and Dialogue to Change strategies can lead to many positive changes in your community. However, direct impacts can be tough to track.
Along with the Guide to Evaluating Community Engagement, this toolkit provides you with pratical tools you can use in your community engagement efforts.
Check out our newly released mini-guide that offers tips for evaluating community engagement. It is not meant to be fully prescriptive on evaluation but it is a practical, hands-on tool to help you...
Communities Creating Racial Equity, an Everyday Democracy initiative launched in 2007 helped us better understand the intersection of civic engagement using the Dialogue to Change process.
This guide is developed to address two key food-related health disparities facing New York City: diabetes and heart-disease. We believe the food and health gap affects individuals, families, and...
Connecticut Civic Ambassadors are everyday people who care about and engage others in their communities by creating opportunities for civic participation that strengthens our state’s "civic health."

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.