Civic infrastructure isn’t something we can see or touch. It takes tangible work to build civic infrastructure, including connecting people and organizations, creating and maintaining data systems, advocating for policy changes and more. But it can be harder to measure and less appealing to funders when compared with traditional direct service work. Often, the work of building civic infrastructure gets classified as “overhead,” which is systematically underfunded.

Read the full article about youth development and civic infrastructure from StriveTogether at Medium.