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The concept that puts individuals at the core of a community building process, sometimes independently of traditional institutions. Citizen-centered approaches allow “ordinary people” to come together, deliberate, and take action on problems or issues that they themselves have defined as important in ways they deem appropriate—whether through volunteering, voting, activism, or organizing. The common thread of participation in and building of one’s community. It means improving the quality of life, making a difference, and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, trust and motivation among people to give back. Elements of civic engagement include community service, participation in groups, connection to information and current events, connection to individuals and organizations, and political involvement. A corporation’s holistic approach to “doing good,” the CEP is about improving the quality of life, making a difference, and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, trust and motivation among people to give back. This includes programs and initiatives that provide and support activities such as volunteering, pro bono service, in-kind giving, philanthropy, sponsorship, cause marketing, neighboring, and nonpartisan information sharing. (See also: “Civic Engagement”) The measure of how communities are performing in civic activities. It is determined by the levels of at which individuals are participating in civic engagement activities, such as political activity, service, and giving, as well as their levels of trust and connectedness, both to each other and to information and current events. Organizations that promote involvement in the political process, including voting and election participation, expression of political voice, creation of public policy, facilitation of town hall meetings, and opportunities for deliberative dialogue. The process through with a corporation demonstrates its commitment to giving back, often through development of a “Civic Engagement Program” which allocates financial and human resources toward improving communities in which they operate. Being a participant in an organized coalition or institution, including memberships in associations and community organizations.
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Colorado’s Civic Health Strong Compared to Nation, but Not Shared by All ResidentsThe report reveals how residents in the state engage in important civic activities such as voting, volunteering, and interacting with neighbors. Overall, the report finds Colorado’s civic health ... August 5, 2014
New Federal Report Finds 1 in 4 Americans VolunteerAmericans Volunteered 7.9 Billion Hours in 2012; Gen Xers and Parents Lead the Way December 16, 2013
Pittsburgh is a Civically Healthy City November 18, 2013
Local Organizations Push for Increased Civic Engagement on National Voter Registration DayOriginally posted by Ashlee Rezin at Progress Illinois September 30, 2013
Civic Health and the Economy: Making the Connection2013 Issue Brief September 18, 2013
How to Reduce Local Unemployment by Boosting Civic Engagementby Tom Spengler, CEO of Granicus
Originally posted on HuffPost Business
June 24, 2013
NCoC and Points of Light Begin Search for America’s Top 50 Community-Minded CompaniesThe Civic 50 Survey is Open for Business June 6, 2013
Michigan Releases its 2012 Civic Health Index Today April 24, 2013
We are Citizens February 13, 2013
“Millennials” Play a Central Role in our Nation’s Civic Health, but Who are They?Major New Study Provides In-Depth Insight on Diverse Engagement of a Generation February 6, 2013
Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 by the Numbers January 9, 2013
Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic EngagementAn Interview with Matt Leighninger December 18, 2012
Volunteering Among Americans Hits Five-Year HighParents of school-aged children volunteer at higher rate than overall population; schools are an essential hub for civic activity December 12, 2012
The Warrior’s HeartAn Interview with Eric Greitens December 10, 2012
Civic Engagement as a Buffer to Structural UnemploymentBy Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Lead Researcher at CIRCLE December 6, 2012
Oklahoma’s Civic Health Index To Be Released; Shows Room For Increased Engagement November 29, 2012
Mobilize.org Announces the Launch of The Mobilizer Academy November 27, 2012
Bloomberg LP, NCoC and Points of Light Announce “The Civic 50” Ranking of America’s Most Community-Minded Corporations November 8, 2012
The Role of Citizen Does Not End With Your Vote November 7, 2012
Election Day is Here! November 5, 2012
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