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Democracy Centers

What are Democracy Centers?

Democracy Centers provide permanent, peer-to-peer voter services, education, dialogue and opportunity for participation within the political process at the local, state and federal levels, in partnership with underserved communities.

Center for Common Ground provides needed infrastructure, training and digital tools to empower communities during times of accelerated change and challenge. Citizens need a place to gather, learn about national, state and local policy/politics so they can make educated decisions about their leaders and how to make change on every level.

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How Democracy Centers Work

Democracy Centers provide communities a place where they can gather, learn about national, state and local policy/politics and get resources to take action. Voting services, the primary tool of an informed citizenry, will be available year-round and not just a few weeks prior to an election.

Through a program of the CFCG, Democracy Centers leverage the on-the-ground expertise, presence and trusted relationships of community-based organizations with a successful track record of civil rights protection and advocacy, civic engagement, community building and development, election protection, voter registration, and other activities that support the basic tenets of our democracy in underserved communities.

Democracy Center Engagement

Once the Center for Common Ground has agreed with local community leaders to establish a Democracy Center with them, they'll work together:

  • Organize meetings and identify community issues
  • Promote understanding with nonpolarizing language
  • Empower the community with technology, tools and related training
  • Assess the progress with tools and training
  • Refine plans and widen participation

Center for Common Ground provides:

  • Partial start-up funding (based on need)
  • Training for organizing, leadership and professional development
  • Technology, tools and related training
  • Proven strategies, tactics and techniques
  • Civic engagement training
  • Strategic planning assistance
  • Democracy Centers Organizers Network

Democracy Center Locations


Richmond          Roanoke          Lynchburg

Virginia Beach
North Carolina

South Carolina


    Hawkinsville      Cobb County

Huntsville            Selma            Mobile
Coming soon: Augusta, GA, Savannah, GA, Charlotte, NC

Get Involved

Community Organizers

Are you currently working in your community and wish to partner with Center for Common Ground and take advantage of our resources and training to establish a Democracy Center?

Learn more about our Democracy Center program, and get in touch with us to start the conversation!

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We will have a lot of opportunities for local volunteers to help with our Democracy Centers. Please sign up with us at Center for Common Ground so that we may contact you when opportunities become available!

And of course... your donation to our Democracy Centers is deeply appreciated!