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Mobile Town Hall

By: Dan Moulthrop

Last Wednesday, we spent the lunch hour with about 20 or 30 citizens and Akron Deputy Mayor Dave Lieberth at the public library and the municipal building. The conversation was fantastic, and people weren't even in the same room....

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$500 for your creative interpretation

By: Noelle Celeste

We're serious when we say that this is YOUR Civic Commons, that's why we've launched a poster contest that invites you to add your creativity to the mix.

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Another Experiment in Social Media for Social Good Gets Started

By: Noelle Celeste

Yesterday Jumo launched its beta site.

A project sprearheaded by Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook and chief digital organizer for Barack Obama, Jumo is designed to see if social media can be used to drive volunteerism and...

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What exactly are we doing here?

By: Dan Moulthrop

The Civic Commons is a grand experiment. We opened the doors last week to a group of you—close to 200 so far—to help us test this web environment. And we realize it's maybe not entirely clear what you can do here and why...

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National Day of Conversation

By: Noelle Celeste

The Civic Commons team recently sat down for lunch with citizens in Akron and Cleveland while a couple of other groups gathered independently, all to participate in the National Day of Conversation. Our topic: What's the most...

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