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.
We are currently accepting applications for our online, 6-week Professional Certificate in Public Engagement For Local Government.
February 1, 2024
“Data and its usage continue to be something local governments are grappling with in real time and making adjustments as necessary to determine what works best for their specific organization and community."
By: Pooja Bachani Di Giovanna and Almis Udrys
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
Davenport Institute Case Studies
The Davenport Institute is launching a call for current case studies to help capture the rapidly expanding work of local communities towards civic engagement in California, and the amazing diversity of innovative approaches. The selected cases will be added to the Davenport Institute website under the Research and Studies section, featured on our social media, and incorporated into our trainings (where applicable).