Cincinnatians for the American Dream, C4AD, is propelled by the idea of a social contract that binds government, businesses, and citizens into a common cause to promote the general welfare.

This contract, sometimes known as the American Dream, celebrates values of democracy, civil liberties, labor rights, racial and economic equality, equality before the law, public investment in public goods like education, and corporate social responsibility.

But today, because the consensus on values has collapsed into ideological polarization and the business model supporting local journalism is failing, C4AD aims to step into the breach.

C4AD delivers original local stories about the American Dream in the belief that journalism can play a role in driving social change.

We hope you join the conversation.