Jack Hess, Executive director of the CivicLab
CivicLab is a nonprofit institute dedicated to advancing the practice of civic collaboration. CivicLab’s approach is to learn what makes community collaboration work at its best, document the discoveries, and teach and share the practices broadly. The purpose of the work is to help communities increase their collective capacity—which is their ability to get things done, together.
CivicLab emerged from the Community Education Coalition in Columbus, Indiana, a nationally-recognized partnership of education, business, and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the region’s learning system with economic growth and a high quality of life. Since its inception, CivicLab has partnered with over 260 communities and organizations across the U.S. including foundations, educational institutions, community government, corporations, and community development organizations.
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