Our civic engagement efforts help our magazine readers, public officials, local leadership programs, institutions and foundations apply leadership skills in civic life to create change while fostering trust.
Civic Engagement Services
Over the years, our civic engagement initiatives have leveraged the idea that the right people, accurate information and a trustworthy process are key ingredients in building civic trust. As a result, our work with numerous community partners has helped make authentic progress on even their most daunting challenges.
How? We mobilize people to engage in the work of building trust. We have the intervention expertise to bring people together across difference to discover new ways forward.
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Recent Reports from Our Civic Engagement Projects
The Journal, found online at klcjournal.com, is the nationally recognized magazine published by the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita. The publication focuses on highlighting important civic leadership issues in Kansas and beyond through in-depth reporting, investigative journalism and innovative writing, graphic design, photography, multimedia and public discussions. The Journal is nonpartisan. It seeks to educate and inform readers about issues from multiple perspectives and it does not engage in advocacy.
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Dive deeper into stories from The Journal during regular Journal Talks, both online and in-person! Check out the sizable archive of livestream conversations from over the years.
Journal Talks: Bringing Together Our Changing Communities
A diverse group of 10 Kansans from across the state started discussing the topics of immigration and demographic change late last year. They came to the topic from different perspectives. About half had voted for Biden and half for Trump in the 2020 election. But as they worked to complicate the narrative on two polarizing topics, they found surprising areas of common ground.
Over the next few months, The Journal is hosting a series of community conversations about immigration and demographic change, informed by these thought partners. The series will kick off with a gathering at the Kansas Leadership Center on August 17 to inform and energize Kansans to host their own local conversations on the topic.
While anyone can lead at any time, individuals serving in state or county government, city councils, education boards and other community advisory boards have a special opportunity to mobilize others and make a greater impact for the greater good of the communities we share. KLC has committed to supporting public servants in exercising leadership for the common good.
Community Leadership Programs
The Kansas Leadership Center has been supporting and partnering with Kansas community leadership programs since the day KLC opened its doors in January 2007. In fact, the existence of first-class CLPs in Kansas was part of what led to the creation of KLC. Today, the Kansas CLP Network and KLC are colleagues in this massive statewide effort to change the culture of leadership.
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