Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership
The Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership works with local governments, non-profit organizations, and residents to both promote and support constructive and broad-based civic involvement in decisions that affect people where they live and work.
This Fall, we are offering our Public Engagement and Smart Communities certificate programs, both of which will be held virtually.
Engaging Marginalized Communities: Challenges and Best Practices
September 1, 2021
"Between the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest in the past year, many cities have either begun or expanded their outreach to marginalized communities. This is certainly a welcome development, as the combination of health, economic, and cultural challenges have severely affected groups already facing an uphill battle."
To help build stronger communities by promoting public participation in local governance.
To be a champion of greater civic engagement in local government to build stronger communities and greater confidence in local democracy.
What We Do