Civic Engagement

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 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
Action Group

Action Group

Catalyst Female symbol Environmental
Understanding the tragic correlation between street violence and literacy, WCC provides volunteers and funds for a tutoring program in two inner city schools to 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 organizations committed to working together to improve citizen engagement in our city and region. This group is organizing an interactive citizen-candidate forum this election season.
  • WCC works in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Greater Cincinnati to offer a Junior Membership program called “ACT ONE” to sustain our ever-aging membership with a new generation of civic leaders. [insert link]

Finally, the WCC research team works actively 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 will be asked to pass a resolution in support of city council adopting the proposed policy and principles. ~ Jeanne Nightingale, VP Civic Engagement

Click below for the Civic Engagement Report.
Civic Engagement Report 2013