The Journal, the Kansas Leadership Center’s nationally award-winning civic issues magazine, is working to build a 21st Century public square to foster healthier dialogue.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide trustworthy information that energizes civic engagement.
  • Perpetuate a culture of respect for differing viewpoints.
  • Shine a light on difficult problems that are too important to remain hidden
  • Highlight progress and the people mobilizing it.

Your contribution is appreciated.


By becoming a member of The Journal, you’ll be joining a community built around advancing healthy civic engagement. We’re working to create a space: where people can seek to solve problems rather than blame each other; talk across differences in race, ethnicity, culture and values; and are empowered through our journalism to act on what they care about most.

Your contribution will allow The Journal to grow its coverage of critical civic issues and strengthen our community offerings. As an added bonus, we offer three contribution tiers with benefits to more closely connect you to our work. Members at the top tier, who donate at least $15 a month or $180 annually will receive premiums that include:

  • A complimentary subscription to the print edition of The Journal
  • Exclusive discussion with key figures featured in the magazine
  • Free access to Journal Talks discussion resources