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How COVID-19 Has Impacted Engagement: Learning from a Neighborhood in the Bronx

March 2, 2021 Comments Off on How COVID-19 Has Impacted Engagement: Learning from a Neighborhood in the Bronx

New Yorkers are serving their communities in several ways. They are checking in on their elderly neighbors, serving in their local churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples; coaching pee wee soccer, and fundraising for their parent teacher associations. However, when you look at the national data on volunteerism, New York City (NYC) ranks among the lowest in the country. 

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Op-Ed in The Fulcrum Emphasizes Learnings from Abroad to Improve U.S. Democracy

February 24, 2021 Comments Off on Op-Ed in The Fulcrum Emphasizes Learnings from Abroad to Improve U.S. Democracy

As the Healthier Democracies initiative gains momentum, Public Agenda’s Interim Co-President and Director of Public Engagement Matt Leighninger discusses how the U.S. can use lessons from other countries to improve…

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Community Voices for Health Digital Collaboration Workshop

February 18, 2021 Comments Off on Community Voices for Health Digital Collaboration Workshop

On January 13, 2021, Public Agenda hosted a workshop as part of the Community Voices for Health initiative, sharing strategies on how to create more collaborative, engaging, and effective digital…

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Equitable and Inclusive Engagement: BIPOC Women Leading Disaster Recovery

February 9, 2021 Comments Off on Equitable and Inclusive Engagement: BIPOC Women Leading Disaster Recovery

Join Nicole Cabral, Associate Director of New York Engagement Programs at Public Agenda, in conversation with Maria Garrett, President of the Fresh Creek Civic Association in Brooklyn, New York; Myrtle Phillips, President of Grand Bayou Families United in Grand Bayou, Louisiana; and Daphne Viverette, former Community Development Director of the City of Moss Point, Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. 

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Essential Educators: Teacher and Parent Views on COVID-19

January 28, 2021 Comments Off on Essential Educators: Teacher and Parent Views on COVID-19

New research from Public Agenda finds teachers and parents largely in agreement on crucial issues related to education and COVID-19 at a moment when in-school learning and vaccinations are top…

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Violence at the U.S. Capitol, Distrust in Politics and the Mission of Public Agenda

January 15, 2021 Comments Off on Violence at the U.S. Capitol, Distrust in Politics and the Mission of Public Agenda

The peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of our system of government. By any measure, the riot that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was unacceptable.…

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Equitable and Inclusive Engagement: Creating an Accessible Virtual Meeting Space

January 14, 2021 Comments Off on Equitable and Inclusive Engagement: Creating an Accessible Virtual Meeting Space

The pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives and created vast distances both physically and emotionally for people. For many, the only way to keep in touch and work is through a variety of digital platforms. However, for people with disabilities these platforms can pose challenges. Many have not considered issues around equity and inclusion for persons with disabilities and for persons without access to broadband or smart phones.

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Not Just Fun and Games: Sustainably Engaging Communities and Building Resilience

December 22, 2020 Comments Off on Not Just Fun and Games: Sustainably Engaging Communities and Building Resilience

“A game that engages residents around environmental resilience, infrastructure projects and the ecology of Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn.”  “What is Jamaica Bay Jeopardy, Alex?”  Public Agenda and the Science and…

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New Trust Research Featured on ABIM Foundation Blog

December 8, 2020 Comments Off on New Trust Research Featured on ABIM Foundation Blog

Director of Research David Schleifer and Senior Research Associate Rebecca Silliman shared findings from our recent report on building trust between people with Medicaid and primary care doctors on the…

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Building Blocks to Support Youth Leadership in Nevada

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Building Blocks to Support Youth Leadership in Nevada

In addition to being the leaders of tomorrow, young people can be catalytic leaders for today. This capacity has become increasingly evident in the past few years, as youth leaders…

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