Many public participation and civic engagement projects connect with just a small slice of the community’s capacity. Common Knowledge uses an expansive lens to define “community assets” and thinks deeply about participants’ starting beliefs, learning styles and cultural traditions in designing programs and communications. As a result, Common Knowledge’s projects produce communications that resonate more deeply with the audience, facilitation processes that accelerate group movement and platforms that promote lasting engagement. We also take great satisfaction in helping to bridge the cultural divides commonly found in many communities.