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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. We’ve seen librarians engage new members of their community, build stronger relationships with local partners and develop confidence in facilitating meaningful [...]

Community Driven Design Increases Voter Turnout

A student from Berkeley Reads looks over the 2016 Easy Voter Guide. "This one is a lot better than the other one," he said. "It is simpler to understand." Busting the apathy myth:  an origin story The seminal project that launched Common Knowledge over 20 years ago was the "Key to Community Voter Involvement Project." [...]

Recent Presentations

Common Knowledge facilitated a December 2016 offsite day for Code for America. The end of 2016 was full of workshops for the next generation of civic leaders. On November 3rd we presented a pre-summit workshop at the Code for America Summit in Oakland: The Next Generation of Community Engagement. There are an increasing number of new tools for [...]