The Civvys
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Announcing 2018 Finalists

The 23 finalists for the 2018 Civvys showcase exemplar cases of high-impact civic collaboration that bring people together, engage communities in political and social action, and enact long-lasting change. Please join us in congratulating these finalists in each category:

Political
Cases of collaborative political leadership, campaigns, or reformed political processes

  • Congress to Campus by USAFMC

  • Leslie Danks Burke, Trailblazers PAC
  • Seattle City Club Washington State Debate Coalition
  • RCV Education Effort (The Chamberlain Project Foundation and The Foundation for Independent Voter Education)
  • Representative Kim Dudik, Montana State Legislature

National
Projects with a nationwide scope and audience

  • ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation
  • L. Douglas Dobson, Lou Frey Institute
  • Louise Dube, iCivics
  • Make America Dinner Again (Justine Lee, Tria Chang)
  • Maria Yuan, Issue Voter
  • Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

Local
Projects with a local, statewide or regional focus

  • Betty Knighton, West Virginia Center for Civic Life
  • Christie Lassen and Alli Jessing, Howard County Library System
  • Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation 
  • Interfaith Works El Hindi Center for Dialogue (Beth Broadway, Peter Willner and team)
  • Janet Harris, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
  • Make Shift Coffee House, Craig Freshley

Youth
Projects led by or for children, teenagers or young adults

  • Bridge the Divide
  • First Vote NC
  • Inspire U.S., Hannah Mixdorf and Chelsea Costello
  • Junior State of America's Council of Governors
  • Lynn University, Project Civitas
  • Montevallo Junior City Council

Honorable Mentions

We are delighted to award an Honorable Mention to projects that use collaborative action to make measurable impacts in civic and political life:

  • Treasurer Allison Ball, State of Kentucky
  • Joy Faulkerson, ESTU Votes
  • National Agenda Speaker Series, University of Delaware Center for Political Communication
  • LaToya Fernandez, Queen Hype
  • IDEAL JHU
  • Ben Brown, The Association of Young Americans
  • William W. Savage III, NonDoc Media
  • Joan Johnson, Tarrant Community College 
  • Rachna Shah, YouthQuake Chicago
  • Tina Nolen, Ashland City Library
  • Jacqueline Moore, Kindness Community
  • Common Party
  • James Kidd, PublicSquare.net
  • Collaboration between Essential Partners, Advance Local, Spaceship Media (Parisa Parsa, Michelle Holmes, Jeremy Hay)
  • The Skeww, Sean Graber & Keal Harter
  • Ben Franklin Circles (Julie Mashack, Asha Curran - 92nd Street Y, NYC - Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact)
  • Megan Newsome, Andrew Goodman Foundation
 

Review Committee

We are pleased to have on board with us this year a committee of distinguished reviewers, including three of our judges from 2017. Three of our 2017 award winners have also signed on to serve as judges this year. Our 2018 review committee includes:

 
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Betsy Wright Hawkings | Program Director, Governance, Democracy Fund (2017 Review Committee)

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Amy Lee | Program Officer, Kettering Foundation

 

 

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David Ehrlichman | Partner, Converge

 

 

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Peter Levine | Associate Dean for Research, Tufts University (2017 Review Committee)

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Lisa Matthews | Program Director, National Conference on Citizenship 

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Jody Thomas | Executive Director, National Foundation for Women Legislators (2017 Winner, National)

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Bruce Mallory | Co-Director, New Hampshire Listens (2017 Winner, Local)

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David Sawyer | Partner, Converge

 

(2017 Review Committee)

 

 

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Dan Xie | Political Director,  Student PIRGs (2017 Winner, Youth)

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Peter Weichlein | CEO, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (2017 Finalist, National)

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Brenna Kehew Sculley | Director of Policy and External Relations, National Foundation for Women Legislators

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John Richter | Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

 

 

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Sterling Speirn | Chief Executive Officer, National Conference on Citizenship

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Michele Holt-Shannon | Co-Director, New Hampshire Listens (2017 Winner, Local)

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Join the conversation

We'll announce the 2018 Civvys winners in each category in a ceremony during the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, D.C. in October. Finalists and honorable mentions will also be celebrated. If you are interested in attending, please email caroline@bigtentnation.org. 

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