Civic Engagement

3rd Annual Connecticut Civic Summit: A Success

The 3rd annual Connecticut Civic Summit was held on November 23rd at the Hartford Public Library – an event that launched as a result of the Civic Health Project and Civic Ambassadors initiative that is led by Secretary of State, Denise Merrill, and Everyday Democracy Executive Director, Martha McCoy. The Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Program involve non-partisan agents of change to help build a movement for civic renewal. The program was established to get ambassadors engaged and to engage others by creating opportunities for civic participation.

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.


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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.