Thanks to Reimagining the Civic Commons initiatives, once isolated neighborhoods in Philadelphia are becoming a more connected ecosystem that elevates the role of residents in shaping their futures.
Today is Election Day in the United States. At Knight, we see civic engagement--like the act of voting--as a chance for citizens to get involved in their communities and to have a voice in local, state and national issues. Check out these resources and work by our grantees that work to foster civic engagement around the country.
“The creative energy and appetite for positive change in St. Paul is palpable,” says St. Paul program director Jai Winston. Nine new Knight-supported projects will focus on building a more vibrant, inclusive St. Paul, while leveraging some of the city’s greatest strengths: talent, green spaces and a burgeoning creative scene.
Diversity is not only good for business; it’s good for innovation. Meet The WIN Lab Miami's inaugural cohort of 24 women entrepreneurs, representing and supporting a broader trend toward diversity in entrepreneurship.
Instead of "eat your vegetables" or "do your duty," voting should feel more like "join the club," says Eric Liu of Citizen University. That's why they've invited artists, activists, designers and educators in Wichita, Akron, Miami and Philadelphia to come up with projects that foster a local culture of voting in time for the 2016 election.
The lock screen on your mobile phone is “the final frontier of focused attention,” says the team at the Guardian US' Mobile Innovation Lab, and a key opportunity for news organizations to deliver relevant news content to audiences. Its latest experiment will deliver live results on election night tomorrow (find out how to get notifications from The Guardian app here: http://kng.ht/2f1CrWG).
Missed this week's The Paley Center for Media #paleyimpact series on the next chapter in media impact? Watch the session on the impact of emerging platforms on social and political issues with FRONTLINE producer Raney Aronson-Rath, Washington Post's Wesley Lowrey, Facebook's Justin Osofsky, Willow Bay of USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and Knight's own Jennifer Preston.
Seeking leaders in startups, tech, media and academia for the third annual Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media at Poynter! Apply for the leadership academy by Nov. 30.
Congratulations again to the 45 winning ideas from this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in Detroit! This year’s winners will make Detroit an even more vibrant community, as well as explore the origins and impact of Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of this defining event in the city’s history.
Find out how Charlotte engages both online and off throughout at community events throughout the city this month.
From nerd nights to theater, meet the movers and shakers in San Jose this November with these community events.
Join Knight throughout the month of November for events celebrating Miami's startup and innovation ecosystems.
A new report from Portland State University found that almost no one turns out to vote in mayoral U.S. elections, and these elections are also barely representative of the population.
We’re thrilled to announce the 45 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit winners! We’re live at Fillmore Detroit where Body Rhythm Dance Theatre is opening the winners event with a performance of “Black Bottom Paradise.”
Read about this year’s winners, who will make Detroit an even more vibrant community, as well as explore the origins and impact of Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of this defining event in the city’s history: http://kng.ht/detroitarts16
The third Knight Cities Challenge closed this afternoon with more than 4,500 ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight Foundation invests more successful! Thank you to all who applied with your powerful ideas to transform your cities through talent, opportunity and engagement. Finalists will be announced in early 2017!
The latest Pew Research Center report shows that being informed and civically engaged is more closely linked than you might think: The civically engaged–people who vote, volunteer and connect with those around them–are more likely than those less engaged to use and value local news.
Can art change the world? Next Stop: Democracy thinks it can, when it comes to getting people to your local polling place on election day. The Knight Cities Challenge winning project in Philadelphia is an arts project that leads to civic engagement. George Abbott says the project helped begin a “conversation among a whole community of people that wouldn’t necessarily be talking about local elections.” http://kng.ht/kcc
What's your best idea to make cities more successful? It's your last chance to apply! Submit your application to the third Knight Cities Challenge by noon ET today, Nov. 3 for a chance to win a share of up to $5 million.
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