Civic Health of Wisconsin: Connectedness in Context

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In partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and in collaboration with a coalition of nonpartisan Wisconsin organizations, the CommNS presents this inaugural report on Wisconsin’s civic health. The report is based on the 2019 Wisconsin Civic Health Index™, which measures residents’ civic engagement and community connectedness. These data are presented alongside Wisconsin demographic information, civics education standards, trends in local politics and news, and current civic health efforts.

With the publication of this report, Wisconsin joins 30 other U.S. states in measuring civic health, laying the groundwork for tracking changes and improvements. This publication also marks the beginning of a civic health of Wisconsin initiative, which will mobilize these data to strengthen and catalyze civic engagement efforts in Wisconsin communities.

CommUnity Conversations: Community Centers and Basic Needs Organizations

This event was the second in a series of virtual conversations bringing together nonprofit organizations and their allies to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on their work. Eighteen professionals from various parts of Wisconsin were in attendance. The most pressing issues for attendees were meeting new needs for support and shifting existing programming.

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CommUnity Conversations: Youth-Serving Organizations

This event was the first in a series of virtual conversations bringing together service organizations and supporters from around Wisconsin to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on their work. Twenty-three professionals from youth-serving organizations were in attendance. The conversation focused on adapting to remote service, meeting new needs for support, and program sustainability.

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