Civic Engagement

Advancing the Nation's Policing Through Community Engagement

From July 31 - Aug 2, Everyday Democracy's Carolyne Abdullah, Gwen Whiting and Gwen Wright helped lead a training designed for police chiefs across the country who are members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Participants toured the National Museum of African American History and Culture, talked about the history of policing, advancements in community engagement and strategies for shifting culture and sustaining change.


Four Communities Across the Country That Have Embedded Dialogue to Change

For more than 25 years, Everyday Democracy has worked with communities across the country to foster a healthy and vibrant democracy – one that is characterized by strong relationships across divides, racial equity, and widespread leadership and voice.  Here are snapshots of just four of the hundreds of communities that have been positively transformed through their Dialogue to Change efforts.

CT Ballot Measures Explained at Voters Forum in Hartford - with Keynoter, Virginia Kase, CEO the League of Women Voters of the U.S.

The Connecticut ballot measures relating to the  CT Transportation Revenue Lockbox Amendment and Connecticut Legislative Requirements to Transfer State Properties Amendment were explained at this Hartford event hosted by the Center for Latino Progress, Hartford Vota Coalition, The C.T. and U.S. League of Women Voters, Everyday Democracy and the CT Ambassador's Initiative.

Everyday Democracy Anchor Partner Wins Distinguished CIVVY Award

There was a lot of recognition for the work being done to strengthen democracy at this October’s annual National Conference on Citizenship in Washington DC.  One of the highlights of the event was the announcement of InterFaith Works El Hindi Center for Dialogue,  Syracuse, NY as a 2018 recipient of the esteemed CIVVY award in the category of “local” organizations. 


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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.