Why We Invested
The Center for City Solutions is a program within the National League of Cities that cultivates knowledge, elevates innovation, and helps prepare cities for the future. The Center delivers research, best practices, technical assistance, and leadership education through its applied research group, the Rose Center for Public Leadership, the Sustainable Cities Institute, and the NLC University divisions. Through this work, the Center for City Solutions expands the capacity of city leaders to create strong local economies, vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure, and a sustainable environment.
Democracy Fund is proud to support the Center for City Solutions’ work to develop and socialize a suite of tools and best practices for mayors of U.S. cities to develop nonpartisan programs within their own cities to improve citizen engagement in civic life, including participation in elections.