We are starting a new series of discussions about "Working in the Gap". Gappers are people who are located in and supported by an institution (e.g. school, medical center, police department, etc.) but concentrate on strategies which engage residents as critical planners and leaders of the community building activities.Often they work to strengthen communities by connecting them to institutions in ways that are actually desired by and helpful to the communities. A number of ABCD practitioners and leaders have been exploring the identities and characteristics of Gappers.
Are you a Gapper? What do you think about this concept? How does it describe what you (and/or your institution) are trying to do?
updated by @deb-wisniewski: 05/25/17 02:06:28PM