Black History Month - African Americans and the Vote

Carolyne Abdullah, who directs Everyday Democracy's Strengthening Democratic Capacity Team, recommends that we become more attentive to the possibilities and opportunities during these times of conflict and division that often lie just below the surface and to remember the aspirations of those who fought valiantly for the vote - oftentimes making the ultimate sacrifice.  We can do no less.  

Everyday Democracy's Institute for Community Change Leaders Convened in December for Intensive Training

In December 2019, community leaders and Everyday Democracy staff members came together in West Palm Beach, Florida for an Institute for Community Change Leaders (ICCL) intensive training.

As part of Everyday Democracy’s broader strategy to develop civic capacity and infrastructure across the U.S., ICCL supports the development of community engagement coaches and trainers who serve as change agents in their communities.

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.