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The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act expanded the collection of civic health indicators to include America’s largest metropolitan areas. Accordingly, working with local partners, NCoC expanded our Civic Health Index portfolio to the city level.




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Pitt, CMU research finds Pittsburghers more civic-minded than average AmericansOriginally posted by Justine Coyne at the Pittsburgh Business TimesPittsburgh residents are significantly more civic-minded than the average American, according to a new report by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. December 4, 2013
Western Pennsylvania scores well in civic involvement reportOriginally posted by Bob Bauder on TribLivePeople in Western Pennsylvania appear to trust their neighbors and engage in civic activity more so than people elsewhere in the nation, says a report released on Monday. December 3, 2013
Are Pittsburghers More Civic-Minded Than The Average American?Originally posted by Liz Reid on WESAPeople living in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area are significantly more likely to contact their public officials, attend public meetings, volunteer and join community groups than the average American. December 3, 2013
Study finds Pittsburghers civic-minded, neighborlyOriginally posted by Tim McNulty at Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh-area residents are more likely to be civically engaged and befriend their neighbors than others in the state and nation, according to a joint new study from programs at the University of Pittsburgh ... December 2, 2013
Pittsburgh is a Civically Healthy CityPittsburgh’s civic health is strong. Citizens in the Pittsburgh region are much more likely to be civically engaged in groups than either the United States as a whole or the rest of Pennsylvania - and ... November 18, 2013
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City Summit: Does Seattle really do neighborhood living?Originally posted by Bill Lucia on Crosscut.comSeattleites raise a variety of concerns at the Seattle Neighborhood Summit as Mayor Ed Murray encourages a dialogue about how to renew the city's communities. April 7, 2014
Seattleites, stop ignoring your neighborsOriginally posted by Diane Douglas on The Seattle TimesGreater Seattle struggles to master the powerful personal connections that grease the gears of compromise and action. writes guest columnist Diane Douglas. February 24, 2014
New Study Says Seattleites Are “Joiners” But Not “Connectors”Originally posted by Britt Thorson on Seattle RefinedThe Seattle PI posted an interesting story this week on a new study from Seattle CityClub and the National Conference on Citizenship that says Seattle-area residents love volunteering and joining causes, ... February 18, 2014
Study: Seattleites go for causes but don’t connect with neighborsOriginally posted by Joel Connelly on SeattlePISeattle-area residents are “joiners” who volunteer and love causes, but don’t spend nearly enough time interacting with those who live around them, according to a sweeping “Greater Seattle Civic ... February 14, 2014
Study confirms ‘Seattle Freeze’ is real and rampantOriginally posted by Kearsten Holmdale on Q13FOX.comThe so-called “Seattle Freeze” has been the subject of debate, but one study found that there may be some truth to the rumor. February 14, 2014
Seattleites Active Politically, But Among the Least Likely to Talk with or Exchange Favors with NeighborsSeattle CityClub and NCoC Release the 2014 Seattle Civic Health IndexThe Seattle CityClub and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) recently released the Greater Seattle Civic Health Index. The report reveals how residents in the greater Seattle area engage in important ... February 13, 2014
2010 Greater Seattle Civic Health IndexSuccess and the Work Ahead November 11, 2010
IntroductionGreater Seattle Civic Health Index 2010 November 11, 2010
Seattle Residents Volunteer More, Differently than Rest of NationThe Greater Seattle 2010 Civic Health Index (CHI) indicates that our region is a national leader in civic participation and service, especially in volunteering and working with neighbors to solve community ... November 11, 2010
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