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Blogs written by and about NCoC staff, advisors, commentators, and partners related to issues of civic health and engagement.
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Healthy Habits of Companies that Make a DifferenceOriginally posted by Jason Leiker on the AT&T BlogA recent report compiled by Civic 50, a national initiative to survey and rank S&P 500 corporations on how they engage with the communities they serve and institutionalize these practices in their corporate ... March 13, 2014
An America That Asks: ’Where Will You Do Your Service Year?’Originally posted by Alan Khazei on HuffPostImagine if one day soon in our country, when a young person turns 18 the most common question they are asked is: "Where will you do your service year?" February 21, 2014
How Civic Engagement Builds Resilient CommunitiesOriginally posted by Kristen Cambell on Opportunity NationThe National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Opportunity Nation share a belief that our communities are stronger when everyone has the opportunity to contribute. The Opportunity Index, the first statistical ... February 19, 2014
The Civic 50: A Guide To Boosting Your Corporate Civic Engagement January 14, 2014
How to Reduce Local Unemployment by Boosting Civic Engagementby Tom Spengler, CEO of Granicus
Originally posted on HuffPost Business
Civic engagement isn't just important for citizens' voices to be heard in politics -- some states have discovered it's also the key for reducing unemployment.
June 24, 2013
The Search for America’s Top Community-Minded CompaniesPoints of Light and the National Conference on Citizenship Launch Civic 50 SurveyJackie Norris and Ilir Zherka discuss the second year launch of The CIvic 50 in the CSRwire Talkback. June 7, 2013
What Can Entrepreneurs And Business Leaders Learn From The Civic 50?by Mathew Paisner, Contributor to ForbesIn Forbes, Contributor Mathew Paisner shares what the business sector could learn from The Civic 50. June 7, 2013
The Citi Foundation Finds New Ways to Measure the Impact of CSR EffortsOriginally Posted by Ilir Zherka on CSRwire TalkbackIt’s not easy to capture the effects of philanthropic programs on people’s lives. But it's possible. February 27, 2013
Smart Meters vs. Social Capital: When efficiency clashes with communityby Ashley Trim in the City JournalAre the benefits of parking meter revenue worth cutting citizens’ ability to ‘pay it forward’? December 5, 2012
Western Union Recognized for Commitment to Community by National Conference on Citizenship and Points of LightOriginally posted on CSRwire November 16, 2012
Job market tied to social capitalby Todd Cohen October 31, 2012
Circle New CIRCLE Fact Sheet Describes State Laws, Standards, and Requirements for K-12 CivicsWith funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, CIRCLE has analyzed the standards, course requirements, and mandatory assessments relevant to civic education in all 50 states plus the District of ... October 11, 2012
Civic Engagement: A Softening Agent for Unemployment?By Paula Ellis, VP, Strategic Initiatives, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Originally posted on CSRwire Talkback
What drives an individual’s attachment to their community? At the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation we believe that civic engagement and community attachment are critical to building communities ...
October 9, 2012
Data Challenge Winners Tell The Stories Within Civic DataBy Paul M. Davis
Originally posted on Datastream: The Official Greenplum Blog
October 3, 2012
Visualizing Civic Data To Make The Case For Civic Healthby Ben Schiller
Originally posted on Co.Exist
October 3, 2012
Civic Data Challenge winners make data useful to field of civic healthby David Smith
Originally posted on Knight Blog
October 3, 2012
Civic Data Challenge & Knight Foundation announce data project winnersby Bailey McCann
Originally posted on CivSource
October 3, 2012
National Conference On Citizenship: Civic Health Predicts Resistance To UnemploymentJoe Van Brussel, Huffington Post September 25, 2012
Taking the President Seriously About Citizenshipby Peter Levine
Originally posted on Huffington Post Impact
September 20, 2012
NCoC’s Civic Data Challenge: So Much More Than Just Numbersby Jake Brewer
Originally posted in CSRwire Talkback
Can 'civic health data' help guide private, nonprofit and public leaders to create work and living spaces that are cleaner, safer and vibrant?
September 19, 2012
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