True Stories

John tells a story to show the difference between the world of facts, data, systematic information and the community’s way of knowing: the story. And the most important thing in strong communities is having true stories, stories that match our experience.

 

 

About the Lead Author

John McKnight
John McKnight is emeritus professor of education and social policy and codirector of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University. He is the coauthor of Building Communities from the Inside Out and the author of The Careless Society. He has been a community organizer and serves on the boards of several national organizations that support neighborhood development.

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