Seeding Civity in Communities
Helping Civity Grow among People in Communities across the U.S.
The Seeding Civity project supports communities across the country that seek to build “social muscle” by growing and sustaining connection across difference. We partner with organizations in each community already working to bridge divides and build community, leveraging and deepening local initiatives currently underway.
Thanks to support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Civity works with lead partners in each community to connect with key stakeholders and partner organizations. Civity provides tailored trainings and coaching assistance to create and grow opportunities for connection and relationship-building across difference
This work began in 2018 in Louisville, KY, Redwood City, CA, and Hastings, NE. Then, in fall 2019 Civity formed a partnership with Welcoming America, a national nonprofit that helps communities across the country achieve prosperity by becoming more welcoming toward immigrants and all residents, and selected four new communities to receive “Seeding Civity” support.
Allegheny County, PA (Allegheny County Department of Human Services) - deepening equity work within the Department of Human Services (DHS)
Champaign-Urbana, IL (The University YMCA - New American Welcome Center) - expanding the programming of the Champaign County Welcoming Collaborative, a group of community members and representatives of local government, nonprofit organizations, and faith communities
Salt Lake County, UT (The Office for New Americans and the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion) - supporting collaboration between the Office for New Americans and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to build a welcoming community that is diverse, equitable, and cohesive
San José, CA (City of San José's Office of Immigrant Affairs and Veggielution) - assembling community organizations to enable connections between people across difference
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as Seeding Civity unfolds.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
SALT LAKE COUNTY, UTAH
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA