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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.

Frances, an African-American mother of a teenaged boy, moved to Syracuse a couple of years ago. She came from the Bronx to escape the violence, drugs, and street life that was poisoning her family....
Bonnie Ratner of South Sacramento, Calif., discusses her organization’s efforts to bring the diverse community together in dialogues to find ways to build racial equity, including using affinity...
Kirsten Parker-Smith, a probation officer in Lynchburg, Va., talks about her experience facilitating a dialogue on racism. She helped her dialogue group surface some uncomfortable conversations and...
Faced with dramatic shifts in the student population in the county, educators began to see that the gap in student achievement was tied to the communication gap between schools and parents from...
Following the motto "Grow, change or die," residents of Tyndall, S.D., who took part in study circles as part of the Horizons initiative are now working on several projects to address poverty and...

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For more than 25 years, Everyday Democracy has worked with communities across the country to foster a healthy and vibrant democracy – characterized by strong relationships across divides, leadership...

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.