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Listen, Understand, Share

Join a network of doers who are pushing the boundaries of scalable community engagement

LVN is a platform of connected conversations where partners amplify under-heard voices, inform public understanding, and craft better policy and decisions.

Listen, Understand, Share
Human Listening + Machine Learning for Community Powered Understanding
Facilitated Conversations

Partners recruit participants for facilitated conversations that draw out personal experiences and capture them via Zoom or with our purpose-built Digital Hearth.

Explore Conversation Audio

Conversations are uploaded from Zoom or the Digital Hearth and onto Local Voices Network (LVN), our online platform and home to Cortico conversations. Conversations are automatically transcribed, tagged, and coded by our highly accurate, ai-driven tools.

Listen to a public conversation from our COVID-19 collection here
Report on What You Find

Partners easily share and publish excerpts using public share links, downloadable audio, or iframe embed. With customizable privacy settings, conversations can be made public, opening up participant voices to community leaders, policymakers, members of the media, or geographically-separated communities and allies.

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Cortico is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization led by a multidisciplinary team of experts in community engagement, technology and non-profit management. We strive to meld two elements not typically found in one space: technological innovation and community-centered advocacy. We’d love to keep you up to date on what we’re doing!
LVN Partners are Committed To
Joining their project
to a growing collection of community voices
Learning and listening
to conversations beyond their own community
Sharing and amplifying
underheard voices within and beyond their projects
How Connected Conversations Create Change

In a climate of fear, misinformation and division Cortico aims to build understanding, connection and trust while increasing accountability and transforming public policy.

When local conversations are captured and transformed into a searchable collection of insights, communities can begin to talk about what they learned and act on their insights. Using this process to bring underheard voices to the center of public dialogue has the potential to radically transform democracy.

Read our theory of change