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Hear New York Times Columnist David Brooks and others speak about how to increase civic engagement across the state and help North Carolinians “ReCONNECT to Community!”
North Carolinians are stepping away from community life — from neighborhoods, from volunteer groups, from organizations — threatening our ability to solve major challenges and maintain economic competitiveness. ReCONNECT to Community explores this rise of disengagement and provides strategies to re-energize citizens, focusing on solutions that work. We will be highlighting community initiatives from across the state and sharing their innovative strategies to engage their residents and solve local challenges. We also acknowledge that some groups across the state have never felt connected to their community. How do we create access points or ‘civic on-ramps’ that include all residents?
LISTEN to Forum Lead and IEI Policy and Program Manager Maggie Woods’ podcast on some of the behind-the-scene details of the forum!
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Solving Problems Together for a More Prosperous Future
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