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Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement Lesson Plan (Part 3)

This lesson helps teachers engage their students on "living citizenship" through classroom and personal civic engagement activities by the students using a "civics scorecard" that helps them explore different ways to become "great citizens." The "scorecard" activity allows students to learn more about "civic health" through actual civic participation in their schools and communities.

Connecticut Humanities Awards Planning Grant to Everyday Democracy in Support of its Projects "Connecticut's Civic Health A Humanities Perspective”

The grant will support research and data gathering on Connecticut’s civic health conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship that will help Everyday Democracy frame a strong humanities program that connects this topic to various humanities themes.

2011 Connecticut Civic Health Index

The first of its kind in Connecticut, this report documents the state’s civic health. It looks at key indicators of civic life in Connecticut: how Connecticut residents engage in civic organizations and group activities, how attentive they are to community problem solving and politics and how connected they are to family, friends and neighbors.

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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.