Civic associations have two major roles: training citizens in the skills of democracy and pushing to enact their agenda into policy. But “Are organizations that are effective at developing their leaders also more effective at advocating for their members in the public arena?” asks Hahrie Han, a political scientist at Wellesley College. A recent study brings the two strands of civic association research together, showing that when advocacy organizations teach civic skills and build community, the…

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