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Common Knowledge specializes in bringing new combinations of people together to listen to and learn from each other. Leading together. We facilitate powerful new connections across sectors, silos, and social divides that generate breakthrough civic participation, employee and community engagement programs. Why? Every project shows that greater inclusion leads to greater innovation. Connect with us to learn more. 

Bay Area libraries launch news literacy initiative

It’s no secret that we’re fans of libraries. In case we needed another reason, Bay Area libraries are taking an exciting step to address news literacy and help prevent the spread of fake news. With [...]

Home for All selects pilot cities in San Mateo County

Communities throughout the Bay Area are being challenged by how the increase in jobs outpaces increases in housing supply. To address the jobs/housing gap, the County of San Mateo convened a multi-sector task force, which [...]

New skills, new relationships: Reflecting on Libraries Lead the Way

Last fall Common Knowledge helped launch the Libraries Lead the Way community engagement and facilitation skills training with 11 teams in northern California. As we complete year end reports, there is much to be celebrate. [...]

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