18 grows community and civic engagement through our programs and events.
One of our favorite things to do is hit the road and get to know your community. Our Road Trip Tours take us into your community for a week. We get to know you and engage with your community by hosting events that feature local live music, food and arts.
Community and Civic Engagement Through Design: Design For Democracy
In 2018, Nonprofit VOTE and AIGA, held a nationwide contest, Building Community Power, calling for social media content encouraging first-time voters to cast their ballot in the midterm elections in 2018.
18’s Youth designers explored the power of design and social media to inspire Youth to vote in the 2018 midterms. 18’s student designers submitted animations, graphics and social media content.
18’s winning student design appeared on NASDAQ Board in Times Square during NYCxDESIGN week, Building Community Power and driving civic engagement through design.
Community and Civic Engagement Through Design: New York State
United Teachers MEME Contest
In collaboration with the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT), 18 held a MEME contest calling on New York Youth to register to vote: “Let’s Register NY to Vote!”
Together, NYSUT and 18 called on New York Youth to take action by registering to vote 18’s TurboVote Voter Registration Page, following 18 on IG and starting a local 18 Chapter.
Want to start a local 18 Chapter? We’ve got the tools for you to do it. Get in Touch!
Grassroots Community and Civic Engagement: 18’s Post It Pop Ups
Grassroots street engagement is one of our favorite ways of creating moments of organic connection, community and accountability between strangers who might otherwise have passed each other by. 18’s Post It Pop Ups invite communities to engage with one another and with their right to vote, asking “What are you voting for?”
Want to host an 18 Post It Pop Up in your town? Get in touch and we’ll share the tools and inspiration to help you engage your community.
Walk Your Talk
We believe in Walking Your Talk. We celebrate and profile everyday Americans Walking Their Talk and doing extraordinary things to engage in civics and their communities.
Do you know someone who Walks Their Talk? We want to share their story. Get in touch and tell us more.