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Everyday Democracy has been busy strengthening community engagement with nationwide training events focusing on criminal justice, intergenerational and racial equity.
We are with you in spirit at this uncertain and difficult time in our country and world. While our physical office is closed for the time being, we will continue connecting with you and finding ways...
Everyday Democracy is closely monitoring the fast-evolving developments of coronavirus (COVID-19). In the interest of public health, we are taking prudent steps to protect the well-being of staff,...
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...
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...
On December 5, 2019, we celebrated Arthur Johnson and Happy Johnson, leaders of the Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED) in New Orleans, LA, as the recipients of the third annual...
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...
Everyday Democracy is a proud member of the CT Collaborative on Poverty, Criminal Justice and Race ("the Collaborative"), which held its second annual Time to Talk community dialogue event on...
Happy Johnson and Arthur Johnson of New Orleans, La., were selected as the winners of the 2019 Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award.
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...

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Connecticut Civic Ambassadors are everyday people who care about and engage others in their communities by creating opportunities for civic participation that strengthens our state’s "civic health."

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.