Doing Democracy, a new publication from The Kettering Foundation, examines a burgeoning network of organizations inventing new forms of community renewal and citizenship education. Their names vary—some call themselves public policy institutes, others centers for civic life—but they share a common methodology aimed at tackling tough public issues, strengthening communities, and nurturing people’s capacities to participate and make common cause. This report examines the state of the network today, how it has evolved over the years, and what it has achieved. It also looks at how the centers carry out their activities, the varying orientations and essential practices that define their work, and some of the challenges they face in coming years as they continue to deepen and expand their efforts. Download here.