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Community Profiles

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.

These stories profile communities that have worked to address some of our most popular issues.

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...
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.
Erie, Pa., has been hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs, leaving 17% of individuals and 11% of families living in poverty. The dialogue-to-change process has made space for residents to voice...
There are big changes happening in the rural town of Hoffman, Minn. Just five years ago, Main Street storefronts stood empty and the population was in a steady decline. Now, local residents are...
Over one-fifth of residents in Neshoba County, Miss., live in poverty, and they are working together to turn those numbers around.  Residents were inspired to take action after over 100 people...
Following community dialogues to address bullying, schools noted an increase in awareness, and a decline in bullying. The program also did something equally important: it connected students,...

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Listen to how Text, Talk Act, is taking the pain we have experienced around mental health and turning it into a healing process. The talk around mental health is personal, powerful, and raw, and...

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 can help community members take action and make their voice heard.