Connecticut Civic Health Index

Eric Liu presents findings from Connecticut's Civic Health Index Everyday Democracy was part of a broad coalition that helped launch Connecticut’s second Civic Health Index in January 2016. Partners in the release were Connecticut’s Secretary of State Denise Merrill, the National Council on Citizenship (NCoC), and DataHaven.




Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes

Blue baby bootiesMany communities are doing some great work to close the achievement gap, but what about those children who don’t make it to school? Or even to their first birthday? Everyday Democracy joined Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes partnership in the mission to improve overall birth outcomes and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality.



National Dialogue on Mental Health

Three women smilingOn June 3, 2013, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hosted a National Conference on Mental Health to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness of mental health. Everyday Democracy has worked with some key partners to help ensure that our community plays an important role in this effort, including convening dialogues on mental health in Albuquerque, NM.



Strong Starts for Children

Group of children running togetherIn spring 2010, Everyday Democracy launched Strong Starts for Children, a New Mexico-based initiative that aimed to help communities work together for the success of all children. With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the initiative worked closely with five communities in New Mexico to help them find ways to work together on issues related to the success of all children from birth to eight.



Communities Creating Racial Equity

Diverse group of people talkingIn 2007, Everyday Democracy launched a two-year initiative called “Communities Creating Racial Equity” (CCRE). The focus of the initiative was twofold: to help communities develop their own ability to create sustained civic engagement and change on issues related to racial equity; and to learn along with them about what it takes to address racial equity. 



Horizons Anti-Poverty Program

People marching in parade holding banner that reads "Wagner Horizons building community one relationship at a time." Horizons was a multi-year community leadership initiative, designed and launched by the Northwest Area Foundation. Horizons was designed to build community leadership and capacity to address poverty in small, rural, and reservation communities. 




Turning the Tide on Poverty

Woman walking in a park"Turning the Tide on Poverty" is an initiative of the Southern Rural Development Center that works in thirteen Southern states and is headquartered at Mississippi State University. The project was inspired by Horizons, a leadership development effort sponsored by the Northwest Area Foundation to address poverty on reservations and in rural communities in the northwestern United States.


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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, the dialogue to change program can help community members take action and make their voice heard.