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Community Spotlights

Everyday Democracy’s coaching, materials, and Dialogue to Change process have helped hundreds of communities bring people together across divides, and to organize for community and larger positive systems change. Here are some examples of communities that have used our process.

This section showcases the latest of what's happening in communities that use dialogue and action to create change. You'll find a variety of content including podcasts, short stories, interviews, videos, and more.

Teens in the Albuquerque, N.M. area are working to end child homelessness by giving the issue a familiar face. The film festival was an action idea that came out of the Strong Starts for Children...
With an increasing refugee population in Rock Island, Ill., residents are participating in 'study circles' to address concerns and challenges such as the gaps in services available to refugees and...
Two communities have organized residents to come together in dialogue and have found creative ways to encourage healthy lifestyles and bring jobs to their towns.
Dialogue participants joined legislators and early childhood advocates in a policy forum designed to explore New Mexico's policy options and make recommendations to the Legislature on issues related...
Roberta Rael, project manager for the KUNM Youth Radio Project, discusses the importance of empowering youth through leadership roles and engaging them in early childhood development work.
Strong Starts for Children is a new Everyday Democracy initiative that aims to bring people together to create brighter futures for kids.
After moving back to her once thriving community, Muriel Krusemark was devastated by the lack of community involvement. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Muriel has helped turn her town's...
Project Dialogue to Action has been working in Jacksonville, Fla., for more than 10 years to address racial inequities in a variety of areas including economic development, housing, and the criminal...
In its first year, Turning the Tide on Poverty launched 30 "study circles" with more than 250 participants taking part across five southern states.
In one of the nation's longest running dialogue-to-change programs to address racism and racial inequalities, Syracuse (N.Y.) residents are concentrating their efforts on the student achievement gap...

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With over 400 community members and 44 community-based, non-profit organizations participating, Families United for Education is a leader in the nation when it comes to engaging families toward...

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.