What We're Reading - February 2019

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Is it late winter? Early spring? Either way, with the first month of the year and the State of the Union behind us, we're digging into some data, some big ideas, and some hopeful stories to carry us through the next few months of political and economic news. Check our what we loved reading in February:

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Get to Know a Civvys Winner: Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation

At the National Conference in Citizenship in Washington, D.C. this October, six inspiring initiatives were honored as winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration or "Civvys" awards. We're interviewing all of the winners on our blog to learn more about their work, their hopes for the future and their message for America.

This week, meet one of the (tied!) winners in the Local Category, Colorado State University's Center for Public Deliberation. 

Local_3.jpgThe CPD's Kalie McMonagle accepts the Local award on behalf of the Center for Public Deliberation. 

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What We're Reading this Holiday Season

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As the weather gets colder, we're looking forward to a holiday season full of catching up on our reading! Here are our picks for recent pieces worth reading in the areas of civic engagement, democracy revitalization and broad-based economic prosperity.

The headlines all point to key questions we're asking ourselves as a nation. What do you think? Share your favorites in the comments!

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Get to Know a Civvys Winner: First Vote NC

In October, we celebrated the winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration Awards - or "the Civvys" - in a ceremony at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. While all of our nominees and finalists do inspiring work to better their communities and strengthen the fabric of the nation, this year's winners represent exemplar cases of high-impact, truly collaborative initiatives. 

We asked our winners to answer a few questions about the role of civic collaboration in what they do. This week, meet our winner in the Youth category, First Vote NC.

Youth1.jpgHunter Buxton accepts the Youth award on behalf of First Vote NC.

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Get to Know a Civvys Winner: Montevallo Junior City Council

In October, we celebrated the winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration Awards - or "the Civvys" - in a ceremony at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. While all of our nominees and finalists do inspiring work to better their communities and strengthen the fabric of the nation, this year's winners represent exemplar cases of high-impact, truly collaborative initiatives. 

We asked our winners to answer a few questions about the role of civic collaboration in what they do. This week, meet our winner of a special "Committee's Choice" category, the Montevallo Junior City Council. 

Montevallo_2.jpgJunior Mayor Abigail Heuton accepts the Civvys award on behalf of the Montevallo Junior City Council.

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Get to Know a Civvys Winner: iCivics

In October, we celebrated the winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration Awards - or "the Civvys" - in a ceremony at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. While all of our nominees and finalists do inspiring work to better their communities and strengthen the fabric of the nation, this year's winners represent exemplar cases of high-impact, truly collaborative initiatives. 

We asked our winners to answer a few questions about the role of civic collaboration in what they do. This week, meet our winner in the National category, iCivics

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Emma Humphries and Amber Coleman-Mortley accept the Civvys award on behalf of iCivics.

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Announcing the 2018 Civvys Winners

On October 18, 2018 at the National Conference in Citizenship in Washington, D.C., six inspiring initiatives were honored as winners of the 2018 American Civic Collaboration awards.

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Bridging Divides One Talk at a Time through the National Conversation Project

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In the spring, Big Tent Nation served as part of the committee to launch the first National Week of Conversation, bringing Americans from all walks of life together in dialogue in over 300 facilitated conversation events around the country. Based on the inspiring success of this initiative, we're excited to support the National Conversation Project, which will bring the mission of "listening first" year-round.

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What We're Reading - Summer Reading Edition

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We hope you've been enjoying the warm weather and longer days of the summer! We've stayed busy reading the latest news in innovation in civics, tech, economics and politics. Get your "Summer Reading" in with some of these key links:

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The 2018 Civvys Are Coming!

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Thanks to the heroic efforts of our nominators, nominees, judges and friends, the inaugural year of the American Civic Collaboration Awards was a big success!  Every single nominee last year had an inspiring story and was working tirelessly to help heal our nation’s divides and strengthen our communities.

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