Imagine living in a place where:
- Turnout in local elections is so high – and voters are so well-informed – that it draws national attention.
- Kids learn about their community at an early age and are motivated to get involved, developing leadership skills that will strengthen our nation's future.
- People all share a basic civic literacy, understanding how decisions are made and how they can contribute to the decision-making process.
- Residents aren't just opinionated – they're informed and engaged in making the community a better place to live and work.
Ann Arbor can be that kind of place, and CivCity is making it happen!
As a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CivCity's mission is to create a healthier, dynamic civic culture. We're helping residents learn how local government works, providing ways to be better informed, and motivating people of all ages to be involved in civic life.
We’ve established partnerships with a broad range of community groups, including the Ann Arbor District Library, the League of Women Voters, Washtenaw Literacy, the Ann Arbor Art Center, A2Ethics, A2 Game Designers and many more to achieve these goals. We’ve received financial support from the James A. & Faith Knight Foundation, United Way of Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and individual donors.
As board members, we're proud of what CivCity has accomplished in less than a year since it launched. But we need to do more! That includes an all-out effort to help residents prepare for elections in 2016, when many local positions – the mayor, city council, county commissioners, school board, library board, judges and more – will be on the ballot.
Help transform our civic culture:
Make a tax-deductible donation to CivCity today!
Or mail your check to:
The CivCity Initiative
118 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Please join us in rebuilding a civil, civic-minded democracy, one community at a time – starting in Ann Arbor!
The CivCity Initiative Board of Directors
Mary Morgan, founder & executive director
Ingrid Sheldon, chair
Linh Song, secretary
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CivCity founder Mary Morgan (2nd from right) accepts a grant from the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation earlier this year.