Civics Toolkit

Learn practical tips to get started to mobilize your community and use innovative ways to solve public problems.

This section is designed to provide the information you need to get involved in your community and make a positive impact. Here are some practical steps that you can take to get started:

Identify your passions and interests.

Take some time to consider what issues and causes are important to you, and what you are passionate about. This will help you focus your efforts and make the most of your time and energy.

Stay informed and engaged.

Keep up to date with local and national issues, and stay engaged with what is happening in your community. Attend meetings, listen to community leaders, and be an active participant in the decision-making process.

Find opportunities to get involved.

There are many ways to get involved in your community, from volunteering and participating in community events to joining community organizations and advocacy groups. Use online resources and social media to find opportunities that align with your interests.

Connect with others.

Building relationships and connections with others is an important part of being an engaged community member. Reach out to others who share your interests and passions, and work together to make a difference.

Use your voice and skills.

You have unique talents, skills, and experiences that you can use to make a difference. Whether you’re a great writer, a skilled organizer, or a creative problem-solver, you can use your talents to support causes and issues that matter to you.

Get started on your civic journey.

A good way to start is to join our civic conversations series and be a member of our civic circle. We provide the opportunity to interact with experts, network and receive support to build and advance civic solutions.

You can also explore a periodic collection of resources here to learn more and utilize hands-on solutions to solve public problems in your community.

We hope this will help you get started on your journey of civic engagement and social impact.