Community Toolbox

Millions of people use the Community Tool Box each year to get help taking action, teaching, and training others in organizing for community...

Community Engagement Toolbox

Effective community engagement seeks to better engage the community to achieve long-term and sustainable outcomes, processes, relationships, discourse, and decision-making in a community-context...

Moving from Debate to Dialogue

The article outlines key differences between debate and dialogue, and also provides links to additional resources.

Community Issues Gatherings: A Tool For Resolving Controversy

This brief article walks through key considerations around community issues gathering.

Can the Practice of Mindfulness Reduce Unconscious Racial Bias?

Efforts to create inclusive and equitable settings may be strengthened by including the practice of mindfulness. This short article provides some starting...

Best Practices for Outreach and Engagement to Latino Audiences using Community-Based Programs

The Latino community continues to grow at an increasing rate. Latinos have become the “majority-minority,” and by 2043, minorities will be the...

The Language of Identity

Words can significantly impact our interaction with others. Regardless of our motive and intentions, they may harm or enhance dialogue.

Speak Up! Identifying and Confronting Bias and Prejudice

This nine page document provides some foundational guideance on confronting bias and prejudice.

Guide to Facilitating Dialogues

Dialogue facilitators do not need to be experts on the topic being discussed. Good facilitators help establish a safe environment where participants can...

Civic Engagement at a Glance

This publication, developed by Extension professionals at the University of Minnesota Extension Service, presents a model which represents a holistic approach to civic...