We Design Social Impact.

We fight for social equity and economic justice to achieve multigenerational prosperity and to build a more compassionate, progressive, and sustainable society.

We see a bright future where all people live prosperously in pursuit of their full potential.

We specialize in community development through social enterprise design, public-private partnerships, and impact investment.

We design systemic solutions that partner business, government, philanthropy, and private investment to build community health and wealth.

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Our values drive us.

Integrity
Integrity
Moral Courage
Moral Courage
Kindness
Compassion
Perserverance
Perserverance
Commitment

Commitment

Honesty

Honesty

Trustworthiness
Responsibility
Gratitude
Gratitude
Empathy
Empathy
Respect
Respect
Collaboration

Collaboration

Self Descipline
Self Discipline
Gratitude
Gratitude
Integrity
Integrity
Kindness
Compassion
Empathy

Empathy

Collaboration

Collaboration

Respect

Respect

Commitment
Commitment
Moral Courage

Moral Courage

Responsibility
Responsibility
Honesty
Honesty
Perserverance
Perserverance
Self Descipline

Self Discipline

Civic Mind blends an entrepreneur’s bold ambition and sense of urgency with the purpose-driven work of public service. Their unique perspective and tenacious pursuit of progress have been an extraordinary asset in bridging our communities to equity and opportunity.

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Executive Director
Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity

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We provide the strategy, advocacy, and digital organizing to champion your cause.

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Non-Profit
Development

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Corporate Citizenship
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Public Services

Civic Mind inspires progressive collaboration between seemingly disparate parties grounded by the reality that we are all stakeholders in making this world a better place to live, work, and play.

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Senior Vice President
Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union

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Our work builds community power and a collective voice.
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We are building stronger, more compassionate communities with a deep understanding of the natural connections between yoga philosophy and social justice.

Our innovative brand of yoga education is delivered through the lens of public health, social equity, and community wellness rather than a luxury commodity.

Our work is growing happier, healthier, and more connected communities through compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness.

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Civic Mind approached us with the idea and we loved it. It made perfect sense for us to get involved since it’s such a good fit with our mission and our culture of giving back to the people of our state.
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Kim Kann

Assistant Vice President
Public Relations & Corporate Communications
ConnectiCare

Saving Dillon
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Stadiums and their teams are an expression of a community’s values and cultural spirit. The best stadiums are designed to build multigenerational prosperity and civic pride for entire cities, states, and regions.

We believe Dillon Stadium should be recognized as a public park and school infrastructure with the goal of building community health and wealth.

Our public interest advocacy exposes Dillon Stadium as a monument to the political corruption, social injustice, and ruling class capitalism crushing Connecticut.

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We believe in the shared goal of restoring integrity and trust in our public institutions. We work with Civic Mind to protect our community from exploitation by ferreting out corruption and holding power accountable.
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Gregory Jones

Attorney
Fazzano & Tomasiewicz

The Hartford Times
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The Hartford Times is a legacy media brand styled as “a champion of reform and an advocate of the people.”

Our work revives the Hartford Times as a civics platform to improve Connecticut’s access to information, community connectivity, and media justice through consistent solution oriented engagement, inspirational story-telling, and a shared sense of self-determination.

Our goal is to develop a sustainable, equitable, non-partisan, non-profit multimedia platform promoting community-driven, multigenerational narratives and open, people-centered dialogue, with an aim toward providing historically underrepresented and underserved people access to our democracy.

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In Unity There is Strength. This Haitian motto is what comes to mind when describing Civic Mind’s approach to engage all community members in creating and sharing our narrative of who we are.
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Godfrey Azima

Director of Partnerships
Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity

Thomas Clynch

Thomas Clynch

Founder

2021 David B. Walker Award

“…recognizing a tireless dedication to public service.”

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Thomas founded Civic Mind in 2011 as the political and economic climate of the “Great Recession” created a market in demand of social impact through community organization, creativity, and collaboration.

His blend of social entrepreneurship and public interest advocacy has made him a recognized leader in community wealth building and socioeconomic justice in Connecticut.

University of Connecticut
Master of Public Administration, Fellows Program

Yale University
School of Public Health, Climate Change and Health Certificate

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Design Thinking for the Social Sector Certificate

Vice Chairman
Connecticut Sustainable Business Council

Senior Public Policy Fellow
State of Connecticut’s Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity (CWCSEO)

We work for our families, friends, and neighbors.

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