Center for Civic Innovation

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Located on the northern side of MLK Jr. Drive, between Peachtree Street and Pryor Street, CCI bills itself as "a resource hub and open campus for civic innovators and social entrepreneurs."

VoteLocal Happy Hour

Monday October 16, 2017 05:30 PM EDT
With elections of a new mayor, city council and school board on the horizon, it is time to get informed before voting on Atlanta's future. Swing by the #VoteLocal happy hour to pick up educational materials on the candidates, play civic games, or grab a snack and brew.


Cost: Free

How Do We Create Safer Communities?

Monday July 31, 2017 06:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free

CCI Summer Improv Benefit: The City Too Busy to Laugh

Thursday July 13, 2017 06:00 PM EDT
We're only halfway through 2017 and so much has already happened. With a focus on the recent elections, the Center for Civic Innovation's Summer Benefit Improv Comedy show invites guests to laugh it off and take a break from the seriousness of politics. Doug Hooker and Doug Shipman battle it out for...
Cost: $50-$500

Leadership breakfast with John Eaves

Tuesday July 11, 2017 10:30 AM EDT
For the month of July the Center for Civic Innovation is hosting its Leadership breakfast with John Eaves, a current mayoral candidate for the city of Atlanta. Eaves is currently serving his third four-year term as chairman of the Fulton County Commission, and will be discussing his plans for the fu...
Cost: $10-$100

Social Studies: Won't you be my neighbor?

Wednesday June 21, 2017 06:30 PM EDT
What happens when homelessness, businesses and residents collide? Atlanta is rapidly growing, leading to developments in once-blighted neighborhoods ... and also to clashes with people who call these areas home - especially those who don't have homes. Join Creative Loafing and the Center for Civic I...
Cost: Free w/ registration

Social Studies: What's Going On at Underground

Tuesday December 13, 2016 07:00 PM EST
The whole city awaits the area's transformation, which will be coming very soon, but the clash between residents and policymakers have brought development issues to the forefront. Get the scoop on the potential plans and expectations for this vital part of the city and join the discussion about the ...
Cost: Free w/ RSVP

Exploring Unusual Growing Spaces: Food Innovation Network

Monday November 28, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Learn the basics to grow flourishing urban garden in unconventional spaces, such as on rooftops and on the sides of buildings. Panelists Jamila Norman (Patchwork City Farms), Ashley Rouse (Maynard Jackson High School Farm), Chris Wedge (Sons of Pitches), and Anna Hartrampf (Metro Atlanta Task Force ...
Cost: Free

-?No Comment"??

Wednesday November 2, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
In an ever-changing environment such as Atlanta, one voice — hell, tons of voices — can be diminished among the infinite. At the sneak peek of re:imagine/ATL's new web-series, “No Comment,” participants will discuss the civic duties, attitudes, and hopes they have for our city’s future. â€...
Cost: Free

Crafts & Crafts

Monday August 8, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Network with the Center for Civic Innovation team during a night of crafts and craft cocktails. CCI Creative Director Dayle Bennet will lead attendees through a social crafting workshop. Details on the crafts are TBA, but good drinks and cool people are guaranteed.
Cost: Free-$100

Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Improv Show

Wednesday July 13, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Join the Center for Civic Innovation and some of their good friends for a summer improv benefit and laugh through the pain of raising money just to give it all away. All of the actors in the show are leaders in the CCI community including Kate Atwoood (Choose ATL), Ann Cramer (Coxe Curry & Associate...
Cost: $30-$250

Meet Our 2016 Fellows

Monday June 27, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Come out for this exclusive networking night at the Center for Civic Innovation. Meet fellows, discuss their work and enjoy some light refreshments.
Cost: Free-$100

Your Voice Matters: Atlanta's Decision on MARTA and T-SPLOST

Sunday June 5, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
Join the Center for Civic Innovation for a public discussion and forum about MARTA, T-SPLOST, and the future of transportation in Atlanta. The future of Atlanta will be bright, but every voice matters as part of the discussion to get there.
Cost: Free

Conscious Company Magazine presents Sum+Substance

Wednesday February 17, 2016 07:00 PM EST
Join Conscious Company Magazine for an engaging evening of storytelling from a diverse group of leaders who have found fulfillment and passion in their work. Please stay to mingle with the panel and fellow attendees over light appetizers and complimentary beer and wine.
Cost: $20 CCI members/students $30 General Admission

Small Developer Bootcamp with John Anderson

Tuesday October 13, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
The Atlanta bootcamp will also provide technical skills and resources to navigate development financing, zoning and entitlement, site selection and building design in order assemble small-scale real estate deals. Additionally, the workshop will address issues surrounding becoming developer, includin...
Cost: $150-185

Leadership Breakfast with Doug Hooker

Wednesday July 29, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Join CCI for the July Leadership Breakfast, with host Doug Hooker, the Executive Director of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
Cost: Free-$10

Social Entrepreneur Speed Date

Sunday July 26, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Join CCI for an evening of networking where guests can connect with others who are just as passionate about improving the city.
Cost: Free-$10

Discussion: Aren't All Small Businesses Social Enterprises?

Wednesday July 15, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Join CCI for a panel on the role small businesses and social enterprises play in Atlanta, and their positive impact on Atlanta communities.
Cost: Free-$10

Organizing for Action with Richard McDaniel

Monday June 22, 2015 08:00 PM EDT

Bringing Hemp Home

Saturday June 6, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
The Georgia Hemp Revival Organization is hosting Atlanta's Hemp History Week event: Bringing Hemp Home. The event will highlight the various ways hemp can be used at an industrial level for things such as food, textiles, and plastics. The documentary Brining It Home" will be screened. There will be ...
Cost: Free-$10

What does the sale of Underground Atlanta mean for our city?

Wednesday February 25, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Cost: Free

Sustainable Entrepreneurs Network Night

Tuesday February 24, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Cost: Free-$20

Leadership Lunch: Hala Moddelmog, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Monday February 23, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Cost: Free-$20

Code Across: CCI+Code for Atlanta tackle South Downtown

Saturday February 21, 2015 07:00 PM EST

Food Innovation Network Event

Sunday February 15, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Cost: Free-$10

CityShare Brown Bag Lunch: Kate Harrod, Community Greens Baltimore

Tuesday February 10, 2015 07:00 PM EST
A discussion followed by a film at 1pm.
Cost: Free-$10

Understanding Local Food Finance

Sunday February 1, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Cost: Free-$20
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