The Civic Canopy works with residents to affect change in neighborhoods and communities, and individuals to affect change in organizations and institutions. Our goal in working with individuals is to increase the capacity of all people, including youth, to positively influence the decisions, problems, and solutions that affect their quality of life.
We engage neighborhoods, organizations and systems in high-quality dialogue to be sure that they reflect the needs and values of people in our communities. Our goal is to develop a shared set of criteria that measure the health of a community and to unite the community around a shared vision using these criteria. Systems and organizations are a part of this collaborative model as we believe that all parts of our community are part of the many to work as one to see lasting impact.
Areas of community work include:
We believe that in order to create a more just world, we must create new institutions and systems that honor our differences in a common commitment to the good of all. Our vision is to have the many work as one in building a new platform for civil society, and a new ecosystem of community, that provides all people with the opportunities, supports, and resources they need to thrive.
To accomplish this, we are working to build and steward an enduring data and technology platform in which communities can improve and learn. this new platform—or “civic network”—will enable partners to share information and sustain collaboration as they work toward common community goals.