It Starts With Us

People are frustrated with politics and public life.
Nothing is being done about the problems that affect everyday people. 

We're going to change that.

Together with you, Rich Harwood wants to move our communities and country forward. The Reclaiming Main Street Campaign is an invitation for people and organizations to join us to become a catalyst for change.


Amplify Your
Aspirations For

Your Community

The Reclaiming
Main Street Campaign

Changing the Narrative

Moving the Country Forward

Rich Harwood, president and founder of The Harwood Institute, has spent over 25 years helping communities work together. With the Reclaiming Main Street Campaign, he is traveling the country to address where we are as a nation, how we got here, and what we can do about it.

It starts with us - we need the collective energy of individuals and groups to move the country in a new direction. Our plan is to train 5,000 new Public Innovators by 2016 and connect with 100,000 individuals who actively work to improve their communities, organizations and lives... Read Rich's blog post about this campaign

Find out what it means to be a Public Innovator.

Sign up to be a member of our Public Innovator Corps to get tools, resources and updates. 

Share your aspirations for your community with us & find out how you can be a Public Innovator.

Get trained as a Public Innovator in one of our Harwood Labs. Move your community forward.

Bring Rich Harwood to your community and be a part of the Reclaiming Main Street Campaign

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The Reclaiming
Main Street
Campaign Tour

We're coming to you.

Come share your aspirations for your community and for the country in person at one of our stops. We'll make sure leaders at all levels see your shared aspirations and understand how they can act on them in a way that shifts the current environment.

Can't make it? Share your aspirations online.


Washington, DC
October 28, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library
Washington, DC 20001
Oakland, CA
November 20, 2013
Oakland Public Library
5366 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
Battle Creek, MI
January 30, 2014
McCamly Plaza Hotel
Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Atlanta, GA
February 26, 2014
Georgia Tech
LeCraw Auditorium
Atlanta, GA 30332
Murray, KY
April 22, 2014
Murray State University
Wrather Auditorium
102 Curris Center
Colorado Springs, CO
May 1, 2014
The Pinery
12375 Black Forest Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Spokane, WA
June 12 & 13 2014
Both @ 7:30am
12th Former Masonic Temple
13th Spokane Club
Spartanburg, SC
July 29, 2014
Piedmont Club, 361 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Sarasota, FL
August 13, 2014
2 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
Everett, WA
October 1, 2014
Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip, WA 98271
Jackson, MS
October 2014
Jackson Convention Center
Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201
Madison, WI
Nov 5, 2014
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Long Branch, NJ
April 21, 2015
One Ocean Boulevard
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Chicago, IL
April 24, 2015
8:30 AM
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tacoma, WA
May 7, 2015
7:30 AM
McGavick Conference Center
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Colorado Springs, CO
June 4, 2015
11:30 am
Broadmoor International Center
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Gainesville, FL
June 16, 2015
12:00 PM
Hilton UF Conference Center
1714 SW 34th St.
Gainesville, FL 32607
Las Vegas, NV
August 5, 2015
Details to come

Bring Rich Harwood to your community.

Rich Harwood is traveling the country to address where we are as a nation, how we got here, and what we can do about it. Use this form to bring the campaign to your community.

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