City Examples in Civic Engagement

  • Community Collaborators

    These promising practices are initiatives that convene a variety of stakeholders, such as city leaders, community groups, non-profit organizations and students, and encourage them to work together to gain a greater understanding of city government and improve their communities.

  • Comprehensive City-Wide Civic Engagement

    These promising practices are city-wide efforts to set long-term civic engagement priorities, develop public leadership skills, and bring together governments, organizations, and institutions to support civic engagement.

  • Connecting Diverse Groups

    These promising practices suggest opportunities for encouraging diverse and often overlooked groups to share knowledge and learn from one another’s experiences.

  • Deliberative Process and Dialogue

    These promising practices show the variety of ways citizens can make their voices heard through the use of tools that support the deliberative process, such as town hall meetings, polling and other organized discussion forums.

  • Developing Community Leaders

    These promising practices provide citizens with educational and hands-on learning experiences that give them the skills and knowledge they need to improve and protect their communities

  • Places for Civic Engagement

    These promising practices highlight the physical spaces that enable citizens to convene and participate in activities that support a more engaged citizenry.

  • Regional Cooperation

    These promising practices are initiatives that take a multi-jurisdictional approach to advocating for citizens’ interests, delivering services and maintaining an open dialog in a way that benefits the region as a whole.

  • Time Banks

    These promising practices profile time banks—networks of individuals and organizations working to increase efficiency, opportunity and resource sharing through mutually beneficial exchanges.

  • Tools for Online Engagement

    These promising practices show a variety of ways citizens can get information and make their voices heard through the use of online engagement tools, such as websites, social media and mobile applications.

  • Youth Civic Engagement

    These promising practices are initiatives that mentor young people, enrich their lives, teach them to advocate for their community’s interests and encourage them to be more engaged members of their community.