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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.

Across the country, people are concerned with how our children are doing in school. In Arkansas, the school boards association has been running “study circles” allowing local residents to weigh in on...
Leaders in Lynchburg, Va., looked for a new way to help residents grapple with issues of racism and racial equity in their increasingly diverse city. More than 2,000 people have taken part in...
Community leaders noticed that more than half of inmates were people of color. They launched community dialogue to reduce racial profiling and strengthen police relations.

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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.