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Civic Engagement

2016Civic EngagementOpportunity Communities

Civic Engagement: A Transformative Guide

Civic engagement is more than just a set of practices; it is also a set of conditions. The civic engagement environment is not only informed by what we practice, but by how we are positioned in our communities. This environment exists in the interconnection of our community and individual lives. How we practice civic engagement … Continue reading »

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2015Civic EngagementFair Credit/Fair HousingOpportunity Communities

Housing in the Hilltop

Download Creating a baseline typology to guide investment (preliminary findings). Through our work with communities for over a decade, Kirwan has come to understand that creating communities of opportunity that support the success of residents depends on a myriad of factors. Stable and affordable housing must be combined with access to decent, stable jobs. Access … Continue reading »

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2012Civic Engagement

The Community Engagement Guide for Sustainable Communities

Download or View the Report1 of 2   For the 143 communities and regions engaged in planning for a prosperous future, the Sustainable Communities Initiative is a game-changing opportunity. In the same spirit of the interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities which forged new ways of doing business across HUD, DOT, and EPA, this program is poised … Continue reading »

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2012Civic Engagement

Expanding Democracy: A Framework for Bolstering Civic Power and Rebuilding Communities

Download or View Report This report is the result of a planning grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Between November 2011 and May 2012, a group of Detroit residents committed to the civic engagement of marginalized communities met in Detroit with staff from MOSES and from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and … Continue reading »

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2011Civic Engagement

Detroit Civic Engagement Fellows: Site Visit Workbooklet

Download or View The Full Report What was the issue(s) that initiated/drove the civic engagement process? How would you describe the civic environment in which the engagement process was taking place? Who led the engagement process? How did that leadership evolve over time? Was there an explicit strategy (e.g; timeline, actions, funding, promotion, actors), or … Continue reading »

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