To create an impact in your community, it takes
you. solutions. stronger networks. community engagement.dialogue.

Engage for Change | local events are happening across the nation. At these events, communities

  • share ideas,
  • strengthen community networks,
  • propose solutions, and
  • create systemic change.

The National Deaf Center offers comprehensive training to support communities that want to be part of the Engage for Change | local project. Interested? Apply here!




  • Denver, CO
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY
  • Willingsboro, NJ

*cities with post-event Summary Reports available.


What is Engage for Change | local?


NDC believes that collaboration on all levels leads to system change. On the local level, community members have the best capacity to assess needs and identify solutions to improve resources and services in their local area. NDC supports local planning teams with a community-based dialogue model structure.

The goal of the project is to increase dialogue between community members, employers, postsecondary transition specialists, parents of deaf children, and many others involved in their local communities to leverage community resources. Dialogue is what leads to ACTION.