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Learn More About Becoming a Connecticut Civic Ambassador

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.” Civic Health is determined by how well diverse groups of residents work together and with government to solve public problems to strengthen their communities. Read more below on how you can be an agent of change in your own community by joining the team.

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What Can Civic Ambassadors Do? 

Civic Ambassadors are non-partisan agents of change who can build a movement for civic renewal by inspiring, motivating, and empowering others to be engaged. 

Sharing civic health information and ideas with their communities- by speaking, organizing or volunteering at community events, neighborhood events, campuses, and institutions.

Planning or hosting local community conversations with partner organizations. 

Developing and implementing action-plans derived from the local conversations, community gatherings, and “listening sessions.” These could result in voter registration events, food or clothing drives, neighborhood cleanups, community gardens, etc.

Participating in Civic Ambassador workshops, webinars and an annual Civic Ambassador Summit where there are opportunities to learn more about civic health, and from each other, leverage resources and partnerships, share successes and challenges, increase the visibility of the work, and build a movement for civic renewal in Connecticut!

 

Who Can Become a Civic Ambassador?

Any Connecticut resident who believes that engaging others in community and public life strengthens our state’s civic health and promotes community well-being can be a Civic Ambassador. They can be elementary, middle, high school or college students, young adults, older adults, or seniors—age is not a factor! 

 

What is the Time Commitment?

Civic ambassadors may devote as little as one hour each week, and can increase their participation as their schedules allow toward increasing civic participation in their communities.

 

More about the Civic Ambassador Initiative

Become a Civic Ambassador Today! everyday-democracy.org/CivicAmbassador 

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill and Everyday Democracy launched the Civic Ambassador Initiative in September 2017 in partnership with the Connecticut Civic Health Advisory Group. Connecticut’s Civic Ambassadors Initiative is modeled after Nebraskans for Civic Reform’s initiative which resulted in hundreds of civic leaders becoming ambassadors who encourage civic participation and engage others.

 

 
 

Did you miss the 2021 Civic Ambassador Summit? Watch here.

 

 
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.