A Small Group (ASG) aims to foster restoration and reconciliation in Cincinnati through dialogue and conversation by bringing groups together that are not in relationship. The theory is that effective democracy has a high level of civic engagement so conversations amongst diverse groups can foster such participation. With civic engagement, people create a healthy government, economy, media, etc. The group holds monthly gatherings open to anyone to come and dialogue about issues plaguing the city. They also provide intensive learning opportunities for those who want to deepen their understanding of civic engagement and an online forum to post events, concerns, or ideas.