Civic inclusion draws on a resident’s ability to feel belonging and a sense of community. Civic engagement opportunities ensure that residents, including newcomers, fully participate in civic life by increasing access to leadership and democratic spaces. These opportunities, such as volunteering and participation in civic engagement, must be present for all, including new and underrepresented communities.
Improve the civic engagement of people of color, including immigrants and refugees.
Short term expected result: 30% or more of those participants surveyed in OEO led initiatives, report higher civic engagement as a result of the interventions.
Long term expected result: One year after implementation of OEO programs, COM Civic Engagement results improve by 5%.