Civic character


1. Civic vision

The desire to understand and work with others reminds us that we are social beings who thrive in community. Solutions to our challenges, big and small, are better for all involved when they address and integrate the needs and cultural wealth of the impacted communities.

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2. Civic assets

Please select any of the following Civic assets to access the related descriptions, learning materials, and tools.

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Perspective taking

Graphic illustration of altruism.


Graphic illustration of civility.


Graphic illustration of inclusivity.


3. Civic practices

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Understand culture and context

Before launching into problem-solving mode, let's understand the culture and context surrounding a change or innovation that we’re looking to make.

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Engage multiple and diverse perspectives

By inviting different voices into the conversation, we can generate more and better ideas and create inclusive ways forward.