Our public narrative is currently dominated by the priorities of big business, large non-profit institutions, government administrators, politicians, and traditional news media–with the assumption that their actions and decisions matter most to our communities. But if you are reading this, you probably already know that community is really built through the unsung work of countless community volunteers, civic associations, small businesses, street-level non-profits, and neighborly kindness. Their stories need to be told so that others can learn from them and be inspired to act. Community Voices (www.communityvoicescincy.wordpress.com) is an open framework for presenting and highlighting the great work being done by community groups, small non-profits, and volunteers across the city. Thanks to the WCC for continuing the great tradition of civic activism in Cincinnati.