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Stories of Change & Community Profiles

Addressing diversity issues in your community can be difficult and complex.  Many look to Decatur, Georgia as an example of inclusion, diversity & citizen engagement. This is an community update...
Dialogue-to-change programs help people build the trusting relationships between community and the police necessary for long-term change. Read about three communities that have built a strong...
Everyone wants to live in a place where they have the chance to thrive. Read about three communities that are working to address poverty and build a thriving community.
Community members and schools need to work together to make education in their community all that it can be. Check out profiles of three communities tackling various issues related to education...
If we're going to make progress in our communities and in our country, people from all backgrounds and views must work together to address racism and inequities. Check out three communities that are...
Tensions between community members and police were high following the death of Timothy Thomas, a 19-year-old shot by a Cincinnati police officer. Several efforts worked to change law enforcement...
New York City residents are taking action to address concerns about food and health disparities. Four action teams are connecting residents with elected officials and local businesses, educating the...
In Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, students, teachers, and staff have participated in dialogues to help find ways to address racial barriers to student achievement for over a decade....
When racial tensions rose to a tipping point in Stratford, Conn., the city used this as a springboard to improve community-police relations. Now, nearly a decade later, they see many results of their...
After two high-profile police shootings, the South Bronx community works to increase Latino and African-American presence on the police force and improve relations with the police department.

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Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and we believe that our tools, advice, and resources will help 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.