In the News: A Beginner’s Guide to Closing Divides

The Chronicle’s The Commons shares 13 resources for what it calls “a growing philanthropic movement to heal the country’s fractures, strengthen democracy and community bonds, and address a culture that breeds division.”

Included in the roundup is the Trust for Civic Life and how it came to be. From the article:

The 2020 “Our Common Purpose” report by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences is a fix-it guide for democracy. Its 31 recommendations target electoral and governance institutions — the U.S. House of Representatives and the Supreme Court among them — and call for building a “civic infrastructure.” That idea led to the Trust for Civic Life, a donor collaborative that launched this year to fund work in small towns and rural places.

Read the full story at The Commons.