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  1. “Together” Book Club: What Deliberation Means to Your Community

    The Together book club wrapped up on November 9 with a crash course in deliberative dialogue and community forums. DMC Executive Director Rachel Mosness guided the ACE communities through a typical deliberative forum and what they could expect as potential moderators. Read More »

  2. “Together” Book Club: Community Checkup

    On November 2, the second installment in the DMC and ACE book club took place over Zoom. Following the guidelines listed in Together: Building Stronger, Better Communities, ACE representatives participated in a “Community Checkup” to assess the status of civic life in their towns. According to Dr. Mathews, “Many of the things communities do must be done by citizens working together.” Read More »

  3. Kicking Off the “Together” Book Club with ACE and the DMC

    On Tuesday, October 26, the David Mathews Center for Civic Life and Alabama Communities of Excellence kicked off the first session of an online discussion series with various ACE communities. Read More »

  4. The David Mathews Center for Civic Life receives Alabama Humanities Recovery Grant  

    This grant is one of 83 distributed statewide by the Alabama Humanities Alliance to help cultural organizations bounce back from the pandemic. Read More »

  5. Applications Open for McKenzie Civic Fellowship

    The Mathews Center is now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 McKenzie Civic Fellowship! The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021.

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  6. Civic Inventiveness: The Sixth Annual Civic Institute Program

    Even if you weren’t able to join us live for this year’s Civic Institute, you don’t have to miss out on all the amazing content highlighting the great work being done by our community partners all over Alabama. Download this interactive PDF of all the day’s programming with clickable links to videos and more!

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  7. Dr. David Mathews

    A Note from David Mathews on His Revised Role at the Kettering Foundation

    When I joined the Kettering Foundation in 1981, the board and I agreed that in addition to being president, I would continue the research and writing I had been doing while in universities. So, I have had two jobs. Now I would like to have just one.

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