When was the last time you attended an open city council meeting or served on a committee to improve a nearby library or park? Many people take the amenities around them for granted, but they don’t arise by magic. They take the work of dedicated citizens committed to community engagement.
Perhaps you’re one of many who feel isolated and disconnected, especially since the pandemic. Loneliness is a modern epidemic that community engagement addresses, and anyone can participate regardless of their age, income level or living situation. Being a part of something larger than yourself when working collectively towards a better tomorrow heals your mind and soothes your soul.
What can you do? Here are six reasons why community engagement matters and how you can get involved.