Welcome to Transforming Communities | An online resource for cutting edge policies

What are the building blocks of a new democracy? How can we learn to work together? Govern together?
Transforming Communities is committed to the idea of building local power with a long-term view toward real change. As an initiative of the Praxis Project, this site promotes an emerging model of fulcrum points, allowing for comprehensive social change solutions that build democracy and governance, address needs and deliver just outcomes. Not just more policy, but better policy.
We believe that building local power with national vision and coordination is building democracy from the bottom up. By working locally we can more effectively make our voices heard, forge our shared vision, and even implement cutting edge initiatives. Local empowerment is especially important as our communities are often concentrated in urban and rural areas that are marginalized in the regular course of state and federal policy making.