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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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Can you volunteer at the Civic Commons?

By: Dan Moulthrop

We get this question a fair bit, and the answer, of course, is yes. There's lots of ways you can volunteer at the Commons. Volunteering is one of those things that simply makes life better. We help someone else or some organization,...

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A great experiment

By: Dan Moulthrop

The CC team spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon recently at Cleveland State's student center, participating in Spotlight Cleveland, an event organized by Senator Sherrod Brown's office to bring together local organizations who have...

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