WELCOME TO THE LOCAL VOICES NETWORK digital resources page

Cortico’s Local Voices Network aims to build a healthier public sphere. We do so by gathering the kinds of rich, deep stories that surface when we get together with neighbors in person and let conversation unfold over time. We share those conversations with our partners so they can tell more authentic, timely stories about what is on the minds of community members, especially of those whose voices are not heard or heeded by policy makers.

In this election year, with a pandemic upon us and global markets in chaos, it is more urgent than ever that we capture the perspectives and concerns of those who are most often overlooked. As an organization that brings together human potential and technological creativity, we are uniquely positioned to facilitate conversations that can connect us across geographies, identities and ideologies even when we can’t be together in person.

The Local Voices Network team is moving all of our conversations online using Zoom beginning immediately.


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Volunteer for upcoming COVID-19 Conversations

Resources to facilitate Virtual Conversations via Zoom

LVN Facilitator Handbook

Downloadable Templates

LVN Support Contact Info

If you would like to become a facilitator for LVN Conversations, please attend an orientation and participate in a LVN Conversation.

Volunteer for upcoming COVID-19 Conversations (scroll to see all available dates)

Resources to facilitate Virtual Conversations via Zoom

This page is intended to support you in inviting, welcoming, and hosting a Virtual LVN Conversation via Zoom. There are three possible topics included to choose from. Zoom conversations follow the same principles as the general LVN Conversation:

  • Lead with Values
  • Share from Personal Experience
  • Engage Discomfort
  • Connect across Community

General Script for Zoom

Tips for using Zoom to Host LVN Conversations

Volunteer Training Modules

Tips for Highlighting

LVN Guidelines & Values

Downloadable Templates

If you utilize the templates below, please go the the File dropdown menu and click on "make a copy." You will then be able to save your own copy of the template which you will be able to fill in online.

LVN Support Contact Info

For Chapter specific inquiries, please contact: