Civic Engagement: Walking the Walk

As an organization committed to supporting the civic engagement of teachers and students, we recognize that Civic Spirit must demonstrate similar involvement and leadership in local civic society..

We have joined a group of stakeholders who are helping to ensure that the Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) legislation passed in November 2016 is implemented in a thoughtful way. As the city considers its CEC programming, we are honored to be representing faith communities and ensuring that diverse perspectives are heard and that the civic engagement activities speak to New Yorkers across all ages and demographics.

On Wednesday, January 23rd, Lindsay Bressman of Civic Spirit accompanied several elected officials and organizations to meet with Manhattan Borough President (MBP) Gale Brewer to discuss concerns and opportunities with the Civic Engagement Commission. In an honest and respectful conversation, the MBP shared her thoughts on best practices for electing members of the commission and productive ways to connect the work of the CEC with the existing community boards of New York City’s five boroughs.

As we continue to learn about this process through our stakeholder role, we will keep the Civic Spirit community updated. For those interested in participating at future CEC meetings, please contact Lindsay Bressman: lindsay@civicspirit.org

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