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ABCD, Jazz and the Structure of Powerful Communities
By John L. McKnight, 2021-06-15
During the first year of the Covid pandemic, many neighborhood organizations and block clubs stopped their traditional face-to-face meetings. Nonetheless, in many locations these groups...
Better to Give AND Receive
By Jim Diers, 2021-06-03
“It is more blessed to give than to receive,” said Jesus. Most of us have experienced that truth. In giving, not only do we feel blessed, but we gain a deeper sense of self-worth. Ideally, we...
A Case for Reparations -- Tulsa Oklahoma
By Robert Francis, 2021-05-31
A Case for Reparations – Tulsa Oklahoma** May 30, 2021 One hundred years ago this month marked the worst assault on a Black community in the history of the United States. The...
Enabling Productive Neighborhoods: The Role of a New Kind of Leader
By John L. McKnight, 2021-05-13
Sal Alinsky, one of the Godfathers of neighborhood organizing, enjoyed asking people, “What is a leader.” Usually, no one gave the answer that he had in mind and he said, “A leader is somebody...
Peacemaking Powers and the Culture They Create
By John L. McKnight, 2021-04-07
In a neighborhood, people are empowered by the work they do together. Often, they use this power to confront institutions and advocate for the neighborhood’s self-interest. In this kind of...
Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Gloucester Community Building Collective
By richholmes, 2021-03-11
Job Opportunity: I will soon be moving on to a new role, which means Gloucester Community Building Collective are looking for a new Exec Director. If you are passionate about #abcd and...
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