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Carolyne Abdullah

Director of Strengthening Democratic Capacity Team

Headshot of Carolyne AbdullahCarolyne Miller Abdullah, Everyday Democracy’s senior director of Strengthening Democratic Capacity, leads the organization’s programming unit and strategy for helping neighborhoods, towns, cities and states across the U.S. build their own capacity for public engagement that leads to concrete changes on seemingly intractable problems.

Her experience in working with a variety of informal and formal leaders from all backgrounds and sectors makes it possible for her to provide advice on finding ways to bring people together to find and implement solutions. She brings leadership on equity – with explicit, though not exclusive, attention to racial equity – to the fields of civic engagement, democracy reform, and philanthropy.  Carolyne holds degrees (BA, MA) in political science, public administration (MPA) and is ABD in political science (public policy).  

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, using a racial equity lens, can help.