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August 17, 2017

The social entrepreneurs who succeed through their work with Community Partners come from many backgrounds, yet each shows a “maker” bent. While all of us, to one extent or another, are takers and

October 12, 2016

In a few more weeks, on the heels of a final Presidential decision by voters, and after the punditry and handwringing recedes, we may get a breather from the spew that has shredded this election

August 9, 2016

Avis Ridley-Thomas admits she could raise hell with the best of the hell raisers in the fractious extended family where she grew up. She laughs now at the memory, but it’s a

July 12, 2016

Future Shock: “(a) dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future.”

-Alvin Toffler, “Future Shock” (1970)

June 16, 2016

Long bemoaned as the capital of congestion, Los Angeles has emerged as one of the nation’s transit leaders,

May 16, 2016

We talk a lot about “capacity building” and take for granted everyone knows what that term means. But what we’ve woven intentionally into our organizational DNA might be less obvious to others

April 14, 2016

The car has new tires. That pesky sprinkler valve leaks no more. Workmen have estimated the cost of upgrading to new, energy efficient windows. My annual physical exam was completed. Six new

March 17, 2016

Ordinary politics involves the appreciation, sometimes grudging, of the needs, interests and aspirations of others. When New York Times columnist David Brooks took on the topic in his Feb. 26

February 18, 2016

Think for a minute about the implicit sacrifices that come with choosing to work in — or deciding to start! — a mission-driven community-focused

January 21, 2016

When stepping into a new year, we often force ourselves to focus on what we’ll be doing that’s new and innovative and exciting. We flipped the question around and asked a few Community

December 17, 2015

The notion of stewardship suggests more than mere responsibility. A steward assumes a duty of caring and loyalty well beyond what law and custom require.

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