“Changing the way people talk can change the way they relate to each other and their problems – and that can eventually change the community.”

– David Mathews

Our purpose is to foster infrastructure, habits, and capacities for more effective civic engagement and innovative decision making.

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2015 Alabama Civic Health Index

Co-authored by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life, Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts, University of Alabama’s New College, and the National Conference on Citizenship, this report focuses on a wide variety of civic indicators ranging from voter participation to rates of volunteerism. Using this data, we can begin to think about how civically engaged Alabamians are, while also considering new and innovative programs and projects that can improve the democratic health of Alabama.
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