The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is dedicated to strengthening civic life in America. NCoC pursues their mission through a nationwide network of partners involved in a cutting-edge civic health initiative, cross-sector conferences and engagement with a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations interested in utilizing civic engagement principles and practices to enhance their work.
The Civic Health Index (CHI) is at the center of their work. NCoC defines civic health as the way that communities are organized to define and address public problems. Communities with strong indicators of civic health have higher employment rates, stronger schools, better physical health, and more responsive governments.
CHI partnerships have changed the way governments go about their work, reintroduced civics to our classrooms, redirected investments, influenced national and local conversations resulting in enhancing civic life, and bolstered a network of civic leaders across the country. By 2020, NCoC’s goal is to integrate this pioneering initiative into ongoing partnerships in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Civic Holidays are nonpartisan days of action that strengthen and celebrate our country’s democracy! They bring together a wide range of organizations and communities in pursuit of an America where everyone participates and votes:
National Voter Registration Day was first celebrated in 2012, and in 2020 achieved all-time records of registrations and partner groups. Since its inception, nearly 4.5 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday.
The unique challenges of the 2020 election cycle inspired the creation of three more civic holidays – National Voter Education Week, Vote Early Day, and Election Hero Day – to address specific actions and opportunities to help more Americans cast a ballot.
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services:
Nonprofit VOTE is also is the managing partner of the highly-collaborative National Voter Registration Day and its many stakeholders.