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Growing Democracy

Bringing together community members, scholars and practitioners to share insights on civic engagement

Our Mission

The Growing Democracy Project is a collaborative effort to build civic capacity by bringing together diverse constituencies – community members, civic leaders, grassroots organizations, and universities. By sharing experiences and expertise, and learning from one another, we empower communities and facilitate social change.

Recent Programs

The Self-Aware Civic Leader

Cleveland OH: February 12, 2020 | Kent OH: February 13, 2020 Promoting Intersectoral Action to Address LGBTQ+ Inequities - A community workshop facilitated by Sean McCandless, Ph.D. Sean McCandless, Ph.D., works as an Assistant Professor of Public Administration as well...

Leveraging the Power of the Media

Kent OH: September 19, 2019  | Cleveland OH: September 19, 2019 Together we will examine the role of the media in shaping a thriving democracy, focusing on the ways in which media are often the gatekeepers for political agenda-setting or...