The Alliance Welcomes Two Orgs Dedicated to Civics, And Welcomes Back a Third
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on January 16, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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If you unsubscribe from our updates (don’t test this out!), you get a message saying “you are always welcome to come back.” That invitation applies to many former members as well. Bridge Alliance member organizations are like family members, and family can drift apart. But like family, reunions can be extra sweet when the circumstances are right.
That’s exactly what happened this past week when we re-welcomed American Public Square at Jewell to the Bridge Alliance family! APS offers a venue for people to engage in thoughtful, fact-based dialogue about controversial and potentially polarizing issues facing our society. Check them out!
In addition to welcoming APS back, the Bridge Alliance family also brought in three more kindred spirits -- new member organizations National Civic League and Civic Health Project, as well as new intern Sara Miller.
The National Civic League is a true American institution. It was founded by a group of American titans, including Teddy Roosevelt and Louis Brandeis, in the late 19th century to address “incompetence, inefficiency, patronage and corruption in local governments.” Today, the National Civic League seeks to advance civic engagement to create equitable, thriving communities.
The Civic Health Project is a newer entry to the movement (who isn’t?), but its work is no less important. CHP is dedicated to reducing affective polarization and creating healthier civil discourse in our citizenry, politics, and media.
Finally, please give a warm welcome to our newest intern, Sara Miller. Sara is a recent graduate from the University at Buffalo. After living abroad in her high school years, she is looking to use her knowledge of foreign political systems to discuss remedies at home. We know she will be an asset to the Bridge Alliance and its members.
As always, thank you for your support.
Bridge Alliance Education Fund
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