In the heart of Indianapolis' Clifton-Radar neighborhood, known most often for statistics of violent crime, poverty or need, neighbors are gathering to tell, hear...
These links are roughly in the order of subjects mentioned in John and Peter's August 28 conversation with Al Etmanski.
www.projectfriendship.com for information on the Project Friendship Society in Canada that John mentioned in his introduction. The organization connects people isolated...
It’s never too early to start learning about building community. In Sarasota County, FL babies joined teenagers and younger kids in a forum called Community Data 2.0: A NeighborKID Perspective, the fourth workshop in a year-long, county-wide series that...
In 1942 Chicago led the nation in the Victory Garden Movement, which was a surprise to many because the city was the country’s second-largest urban area at the time and 90 percent of its citizens had never gardened before....
Former professional basketball player Will Allen is a leader in the food security and urban farming movement through his farm and not-for-profit, Growing Power. He and his organization have trained and inspired people in every corner of the US...
New City Neighbors of Grand Rapids, MI invented an engaging summer program for community youth: The Breaktime Bakery.
Started in the summer of 2006, the bakery teaches 6th through 8th grade students basic job skills like showing up on time,...
Reading and Websites Recommended
Follow-up recommendations from Tom Dewar's April 16 conversation with Peter "Measuring and Evaluating Community Initiatives."
See especially a “short course on grassroots grantmaking.”
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change
You can order a copy of...
“We knead to bake!”
That’s the motto of the St. Paul Bread Club, “the largest bread club we know of,” they say, “at least in the sense of being a group of individuals with a common interest in bread.”
Guitar lessons. Computer help. Typing. Sewing on buttons. Cooking a spaghetti dinner. Walking a neighbor’s dog. Cleaning out a basement. These are just a few of the things members of the Lathrup Village Time Bank have done for one...
Mike Fraser draws from Peter’s book Community: The Structure of Belonging, Fareed Zakaria’s The Future of Freedom and Mamphela Ramphele’s Laying Ghosts to Rest in his exploration of the meaning of citizenship in South Africa’s Times iLive.
Read Fraser's post at http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2012/02/01/the-meaning-of-citizenship-ilive
No More Throw-Away People: The Co-Production Imperative (2d ed)
Washington, DC: Essential Books, 2004
No Contest: The Case Against Competition (2d rev ed)
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992
Fallibility: The Value of Imperfection (John McKnight/Peter Block)
The Gift of Fallibility - Conversing with...