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An ABCD Visionary - The Transformation of the Functions of Communities and Police: A video interview with Retired Chief Mike Butler, Longmont, Colorado
By John L. McKnight, 2021-07-15
In my lifetime, I have met two public officials who had an incredibly different vision for their organization. The first was Jerome Miller who was responsible for the Massachusetts Juvenile...
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...
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