Through our Civic Engagement Initiatives, we reach out to the community seeking ways of making our collective voices more powerfully heard. By taking courageous stands as a Club on issues congruent with out values, we provide strong civic leadership.
Our work on Civic Engagement work is implemented on three levels:
- Through Action Group and task force projects.
- Through collaborations with other civic organizations.
- Through researching models of good citizen engagement and envisioning a stronger and more diverse Civic Sector in Cincinnati.
Catalyst for Achievement Action Group
Status of Women
|Understanding the tragic correlation between street violence and literacy, WCC provides volunteers and funds for a tutoring program in an inner city school. We teach kindergartners literacy skills so they will have a better chance of becoming strong readers by fourth grade. Read more…||Addressing a wide range of women’s empowerment issues, the group collaborates with other community organizations to promote women’s physical, mental and economic health. Read more…||To enhance the quality of public life in the metropolitan
area, the group works on projects that green the urban environment and elevate eco-awareness. The committee co-sponsors a series of community conversations at St. John’s UU Church, Changing Co2urse: Local Solutions
to Global Crises. Read more…
- WCC works closely with the Rookwood Group, a collaborative effort of nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations committed to working together to improve citizen engagement in our city and region. During election season, this collaboration organized and presented interactive citizen-candidate forums for Cincinnati City Council candidates and Cincinnati Public Schools’ board candidate
Finally, the WCC research team worked with a group of community leaders engaged in implementing the Cincinnati Plan and expanding active citizen participation in city decision-making.
This group – the Citizen Engagement Action Team (CEAT) — drafted a proposal to create a flourishing culture of citizen engagement for adoption by the City of Cincinnati by January 2017. WCC along with other civic organizations and community councils asked to pass a resolution in support of city council adopting the proposed policy and principles. ~ Jeanne Nightingale, VP Civic Engagement