Connecticut Civic Health Index

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




Infant Mortality in Ohio

Blue baby bootiesEveryday 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 / Creating Community Solutions (CCS)

Three women smilingThe National Conference on Mental Health launched a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness of mental health following the Sandy Hook tragedy. Everyday Democracy has worked with 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 togetherStrong Starts for Children was a New Mexico-based initiative that aimed to help communities work together for the success of all children. 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, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.



Communities Creating Racial Equity

Diverse group of people talkingLaunched as a two-year initiative to help communities develop their own ability to create sustained civic engagement and change on issues related to racial equity, Communities Creating Racial Equity launched in 2007, following the publication of Everyday Democracy's Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation. The initiative continues today with six communities receiving continued assistance from Everyday Democracy and learning from each other about how to link community engagement to racial equity outcomes.


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 and working with communities in Iowa, MInnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and the 75 Native nations that share that region. Horizons was designed by the Northwest Area Foundation to build community leadership and capacity to address poverty in small, rural, and reservation communities. Everyday Democracy provided community organizing, dialogue and action, in partnership with NWAF and the Extension Services programs.


Turning the Tide on Poverty

Woman walking in a parkTurning 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 and launched in 2010 with community coaches, dialogues, discussion guides and action forums. 


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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, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue-to-Change process can help community members take action and make their voice heard.