Early Childhood Development

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.

One community’s journey from a small local dialogue to becoming a national partner

Public engagement isn’t always easy, but it’s a necessary part of making communities work for everyone. For the last 16 years, residents in Palm Beach County, Fla., have been using Everyday Democracy’s dialogue-to-change process to work on issues of race, early childhood education, and building strong neighborhoods.

Strong Starts for Children

This five-session discussion guide helps people get involved in an important issue facing all of us: the well-being of our youngest children. The guide looks at how we are connected to the lives of children in our community and the “invisible” effects of racism and poverty. It also guides people in developing plans for action.


Un buen comienzo para los niños

Esta guía para diálogos comunitarios ayuda a los padres y madres y otras personas en la comunidad a hablar sobre como mejorar el bienestar de nuestros niños más pequeños. Esta guía examina las conexiones que tenemos en las vidas de nuestros niños y el efecto “invisible” que tienen el racismo y la pobreza. También ayuda a las personas a desarrollar planes para la acción.

Foro de decisiones políticas de Un buen comienzo para los niños Reporte y conclusiones

Este reporte da un resumen de las conclusiones expuestas en el foro para la toma de deciones políticas del programa Un buen comienzo para los niños llevado a cabo en Santa Fe, New Mexico el 24 de enero del 2011. Este reporte puede ser útil para conversaciones entre padres/madres y entre ellos, los que abogan por los niños, y legisladores sobre lo que las comunidades de New Mexico requieren para asegurar un mejor futuro para sus niños.


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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.