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Dialogue, Diversity, Progress and 40 New Connecticut Civic Ambassadors

What better way to spend the day, Saturday, December 2nd  than with a broad diversity of people from across Connecticut who want to make our towns, cities and state even greater places to live – who are working to create inclusive communities and make a difference on the issues we face?  

On a sunny day with day with a New England chill in the air, 75 Connecticut residents gathered for the first annual Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Summit at the Hartford Public Library to celebrate our public life and find ways to improve it.

Dialogue, Diversity, Progress and 40 New Connecticut Civic Ambassadors

What better way to spend the day, Saturday, December 2nd  than with a broad diversity of people from across Connecticut who want to make our towns, cities and state even greater places to live – who are working to create inclusive communities and make a difference on the issues we face?  

On a sunny day with day with a New England chill in the air, 75 Connecticut residents gathered for the first annual Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Summit at the Hartford Public Library to celebrate our public life and find ways to improve it.

Everyday Democracy’s Work Highlighted at National Conference on Citizenship Annual Gathering

While our nation’s civic fabric has frayed, the backbone of our country—its people—has demonstrated a resilience in community that has inspired powerful change. On October 19-20, civic engagement leaders, practitioners, students, and community members got together for  the National Conference on Citizenship’s annual gathering in Washington D.C. to demonstrate their commitment to civic health, community renewal and a path forward in addressing challenges that face our nation.

Everyday Democracy’s Work Highlighted at National Conference on Citizenship Annual Gathering

While our nation’s civic fabric has frayed, the backbone of our country—its people—has demonstrated a resilience in community that has inspired powerful change. On October 19-20, civic engagement leaders, practitioners, students, and community members got together for  the National Conference on Citizenship’s annual gathering in Washington D.C. to demonstrate their commitment to civic health, community renewal and a path forward in addressing challenges that face our nation.

Building Prosperity for All: Facilitator's Guide

Building Prosperity for All is for people in rural communities and small towns who are working to move from poverty to prosperity. This resource was designed to benefit communities that participated in dialogue-to-change programs using the guide, Thriving Communities: Working Together to Move From Poverty to Prosperity for All. However, no prior experience with Thriving Communities is necessary to get involved.

This guide provides advice for organizing the conversations, and a guide for the event host and small-group dialogue facilitators to use throughout the discussion sessions.

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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.