HRCCE will tackle any issue that is challenging the region or any of its municipalities. We believe that it’s critically important to change the cause rather than only addressing the symptom.
Who we are...
The region's ONLY organization focused solely on building trust and strengthening social capital through civic engagement
What we do...
The Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement (HRCCE) structures and facilitates civic engagement processes
that provide for the productive collaboration between the citizens and their governments.
I deserve a say
Unless you tell your elected officials that you want to
be part of the decision making process,
they’ll probably go on making decisions the way they always have.
How we can help you...
There are a variety of techniques available to public agencies to improve their reputation,
to develop constituencies of support, and to increase trust through positive and productive partnerships with citizens.
How you can help your community...
The Center advises, assists and encourages organizations in the use of effective, cutting edge public involvement methods suitable to their needs.
A 1000+ member Facebook group that started with a simple question: What grocery store would you like to see come to Western Branch? Now has the attention of Chesapeake City Council and Staff. The Virginian-Pilot article by Mary Beth Gahan explains how this local community has been using social media to become more engaged with their residents and local government. Click here to read the article
Virginia is the most patriotic state in the nation according to a recent study performed by Wallet Hub, personal advice website. The study shows Virginia placing #1 overall and #3 in Military Engagement Rank and #5 in Civic Engagement Rank.
This 19-minute YouTube video features students in Wisconsin and Alabama as they participate in deliberative forums using materials from the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI). In Birmingham, Alabama, teacher, Zakiya Jenkins, with assistance from Peggy Sparks, of Sparks Consulting, reflects on eighth-grade student deliberations about Youth and Violence. Click here to read more or watch the video.