Selling Civic Engagement: A unique role for the private sector?

I am glad to summarize and link to a story by Dr. Rebecca Winthrop. She is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution.

We see civic engagement as something up to citizens, civic groups, schools, advocacy organizations and others in the public sector. What about the private sector?

Winthrop asks,While civil society and government have been the actors most commonly addressing  the decline in faith and participation in our democracy, is there also a constructive role for the private sector to play?”

She notes that many companies connect to civic engagement through directing corporate social responsibility dollars to civically-minded activities and by supporting employee volunteerism.

Her main ideas for private sector support of civic engagement are: Continue Reading