Explore the National Civic League’s Civic Index, a
Villages build connections, support and social capital among
How Thousand Oaks coped with a mass shooting and two major
wildfires in a single day.
Rising rates of juvenile arrests spurred this effort.
Investing in early childhood helps create safe and healthy
communities. Learn how one city customized its Health and
Wellness Element to meet its residents’ unique needs.
The recently revised Picture Yourself in Local Government
curriculum is now available at no charge for local agencies to
use with students of all ages.
Our young residents play a critically important part in the
future of our cities — they are tomorrow’s leaders, workers and
innovators. Cities statewide are engaging youth in numerous ways.
This program shows the value of youth as a community and policy
Businesses are struggling to find the talent they need.
An untreated mental health condition can have fatal consequences
and a devastating impact on the community.
A public-private partnership and the community mobilized in
response to rapidly increasing homelessness.
Few technologies have overtaken cities as quickly as that of
dockless bicycles and scooters, and these devices have proved
difficult for cities to regulate.
The census drives important funding for city programs. California
cities can play an active role in helping to make the 2020 census
fair and accurate.
Communicating with residents was key to developing solutions.
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
The East Porterville Water Supply Project offers a model for
helping to meet the clean and sustainable drinking water needs of
Making wildfire resilience a priority helps cities ensure their
communities are safe and prosperous for generations to come.
A look at how communities can plan for an earthquake and improve
Using sports for community development initiatives holds promise
The city is changing the lives of local youth at risk for