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Proof that we can get things done together

What started in a one-bedroom apartment in Washington, D.C. has grown into a practice and philosophy that is spreading worldwide.  Now we’re looking to the next 10 years and will tackle the critical challenges confronting society.


We know what it takes.

In practical ways, we know what it takes to create a more hopeful society where we bridge divides, tackle shared challenges, and build potential to turn communities into a collective force for change. Now we’re ready to take on the big challenges of the next 10 years.


We know how to do it.

Our approach is rooted in a philosophy of Civic Faith and the practice of Turning Outward that enables people to shape their shared lives. It’s based on 30 years of on-the-ground experience, rigorous research and constant innovation. It’s road-tested and market-tested.


Continuing Our 30 Year Impact

Our 30 year impact is seen in changed lives, more relevant organizations, and the more hopeful path communities are now on. We’ve been vetted by the world’s largest foundations, biggest non-profits and thousands of communities and groups in all 50 U.S. states and 40 countries.



30 Stories of Impact

The people, places and practice that changed communities

Check back regularly for new stories.

  The Path to Engagement, Learning, and Stewardship

The Path to Engagement, Learning, and Stewardship