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  1. Equipping Educators Equips Students

    “It is an opportune time to be advocating for public deliberation in schools: it is clear that Americans need ways of talking and learning about public issues – ways that can bridge divides and contribute to a more informed and engaged citizenry.”
    – Dr. Stacie Molnar-Main, Deliberation in the Classroom

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  2. Who, We? The People’s Guide to the Ballot Box

    Mathews Center staff have compiled an A – Z list of resources, histories, and terms related to the voting process. Whether you’re an avid voter, ineligible to vote, or uncertain about the choices on the Nov.6, 2018 ballot, our call to action is this: find a way to play your part. Before, during, and after every election, everyone has a role in the community.
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  3. Leaders Are Everywhere

    After a series of Coaching Community Innovation workshops with active community engagers in Alabama, here are some promising practices for strengthening local community networks. Read More »

  4. Good Fences

    The older I get, the more convinced I am that the space between people who are trying their best to understand each other is hallowed ground.  

    – Fred Rogers Read More »

  5. Remembering Us

    2017-18 Civic Fellow Jessica Holdnak reflects on the shared power of a history in which we can all see ourselves.     Read More »

  6. The Kids are Alright

    “If we represent knowledge as a tree, we know that things that are divided are yet connected. We know that to observe the divisions and to ignore the connections is to destroy the tree.” – Wendell Berry Read More »

  7. Immersive Civic Learning in Alabama

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that seeks to promote effective civic engagement, active citizenship, and community collaboration. Read More »

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