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Community Organizing Wordl


Originally posted on January 23, 2013 This is based loosely on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s report “Reflections on Community Organizing and Resident Engagement in the Rebuilding Communities Initiative – one of the best summaries of community organizing I have ever read.

Definitions of community building – Go to the People and …

Originally posted on October 2, 2012 Thanks to Rev. Damon Lynch for sharing this: Fourteen hundred years a wise Chinese philosopher provided us with what is still the best definition we know of community building – ‘Go to the people Live among them Learn from them Love them Start with what they know Build on what they have But ofRead the Rest…

"Ron's commitment to ABCD principles is an inspiration to me. He has been a powerful force in spreading the citizen centered idea, and helping folks develop practical ways to implement." John McKnight, Co-founder of the ABCD Institute, Northwestern University