The Civic Trust is a community of problem solvers that provides the opportunity for all citizens to engage in a new form of Public Service as a “Citizen Leader”. Civic Trusts are successfully operating in several major cities from Newark to Philadelphia, with countrywide expansion now underway. Civic Trustees gather in a No-Blame environment to research and advance practical solutions to better their communities and our Country. They work together under the principles of The Civic Pledge.


The Civic Pledge

I pledge to leave my community and my country better than I found them

To search for solutions instead of simply pointing out problems

To work on solutions that are “doable”

That are cost effective and based on evidence of success

To pursue the adoption of solutions with a No-Blame approach


Civic Trustees

Civic Trustees have an impressive track record finding solutions to problems in their own cities and towns. Learn how they do it and become a citizen leader in yours. All it takes is caring about your community and the desire to seek practical solutions instead of pointing fingers and assigning blame. Training is free. Your commitment to service is enough.