The Conversations

Gatherings took place throughout the region. The participants indicated they are already highly involved in their communities, with 77% saying they are “very” or “somewhat” involved in neighborhood activities; 62% saying they worked with people in their neighborhood to fix or improve something in the past year; and 75% saying they always vote in local elections.

One goal for the day was to extend individual networks. Fully 85% said the other people at their conversation were either mostly people they did not yet know, or an equal mix of people they did and didn’t know.



Summary of Findings

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Top issues raised in conversations: Education and youth development; equity and social inclusion; economic issues and poverty; public safety and judicial system.

Top responses to “to which social issues do you PRIMARILY contribute your time, talent, and/or financial resources”: Education and youth development; economic issues and poverty; equity and social inclusion; arts and culture.

Top responses to “I wish I knew more about…”: Government, policy and politics; resources; economic issues and opportunities.


Aggregate Results


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