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Living Connected to Place and Why It Matters Now

This article is part of Profiles in Living Connected to Place, a new series by Matt Biggar, Ph.D., that portrays individuals living connected to place with intention and the support of systems that make it possible. Living connected to...

Why Social Coops Offer Potential Transformation of Care & More

Last week, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), Shareable, and a growing list of partners launched the first session of the Social Cooperative Academy. The Academy will consist of eight weekly sessions from May 1st to June 19 and...

How to Share: 350+ Guides to Help your Community Thrive

When we tap into the sharing power of our communities, we reclaim our own agency while opening our lives up to the joy and deep sustenance of mutually supportive relationships. And as we navigate the unpredictability of the economic...

In Pursuit of Liberated Mothering

Cross-cultural dialogue, especially among moms of color, can build new narratives that challenge the legacies of white supremacy and foster healing. I learned early on that the words “family” and “parent” invisibly imply white. I saw no mothers who looked like...

Yalie Saweda Kamara: Besaydoo

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging.  In this episode, Joey Taylor and Devin Bustin speak with Yalie Saweda Kamara about her new book, Besaydoo. Yalie Saweda Kamara, Ph.D. is a...

David Brooks & Peter Block: How to Know a Person

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and structures of belonging. This episode is the Abundant Community Conversation from September 14 where Troy Bronsink speaks with David Brooks and Peter Block about David’s new book, How to Know a...

Cooperative Ways to Weather the Silver Tsunami

As baby boomer business owners retire, their employees are taking ownership of their own futures.   Sierra Allen, 21-year-old barista, had just ended their shift at Baltimore’s Common Ground Cafe on July 2, 2023, when a co-worker texted them the shocking...

How to Map Assets & Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures

Harnessed fully, there are more talents and resources within any small group of passionate citizens than are actually needed to manifest deep social change. It is just a matter of how willing we are to step back and see...

Poem: My Intentions Are Good

adrienne maree brown is an author, poet, and teacher of approaches to change. In her poem below, adrienne speaks to the openings we face daily between intention and reality, overwhelm and focus, despair and hope.   my intentions are good   my intentions are...

17 Neighborhood Activities That Lead to Building a Neighborhood Culture

The Stewards of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute indicated that the development of a neighborhood culture is the new frontier for asset-based community-driven work. The following list is a result of their understanding of culture building activities that reach...

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The Story of the Clouds and the Forests

There’s a story one often hears in conversations about systemic transformation that goes like this… We are headed in the...