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About Everyday Democracy

Our mission is to help communities talk and work together to create communities that work for everyone. We work directly with local communities, providing advice and training and flexible how-to resources.

Everyday Democracy is a project of The Paul J. Aicher Foundation, a private operating foundation dedicated to strengthening deliberative democracy and improving the quality of public life in the United States.

 

Meet Us

Get to know the staff members and senior associates who run the organization behind-the-scenes and who work directly with community members and partners. Read more...

Everyday Democracy staff and associates

 

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Ideas, News, and Announcements

See the latest of what’s happening with Everyday Democracy, commentary on current events, and announcements on new resources and opportunities.

About - Ideas

The horrific events that took place in Charlottesville this past weekend underscore the role racism has played, and continues to play, in the history of our country.
There was a time I liked to think of myself as a good person. Like most “good people” if you had asked me if I was racist I would have answered with a resounding “Of course not!” But I have come to...
Everyday Democracy Senior Associate John Landsman works in Montgomery Country Public Schools in Maryland, which is using our Dialogue-to-Change engagement approach to build community and address...

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Our Projects and Partnerships

In addition to working one-on-one with communities, we also partner with other organizations on state, regional, and national initiatives. Here are some of our recent partnerships and initiatives we’ve been a part of:

 

Become a Partner

Everyday Democracy envisions a country in which neighborhoods, towns and cities routinely engage people across their community in dialogue and community change with an equity lens. Over the years, we have seen the power of coaching and training community coalitions, but there are limits to the direct assistance our staff and senior associates can provide. That is why we are starting to work with “anchor partners,” or intermediaries.

We are looking for partners whose principles are closely aligned with ours, and who wish to build and/or strengthen their own capacity to provide coaching and training on community engagement to local communities in their states, regions and issue areas. As we collaborate and work with these anchor partners, an even larger number of communities will strengthen their capacity to create, embed and sustain equity-driven community participation and problem solving.

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