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March 15, 2018

At Community Partners, our present strength and future value pivot on whom we know and the depth of our rootedness in the communities of the Southern California region. Improving the quality of

February 15, 2018

New York Times reporters Tim Arango and Adam Nagourney recently kludged together a mish-mash of old tropes about Los Angeles, tossed in a bit of stew about the long-standing troubles at the Los

January 18, 2018

A plague has settled upon the land. It’s the lightly tossed about trope in political discourse that privatization of government services like health care makes sense in the name of efficiency. In

December 15, 2017

Let meif you were unable to attendbring you a taste of our recent annual holiday gathering, a stellar event

November 17, 2017

The horror of gun assaults reverberating too often in the news produces its own peculiar brand of numbness, the retreat into which is certainly an understandable response to the continual

October 16, 2017

You’ve probably seen at least one local TV newscast where a camera pans a long line of weary, desperate people waiting outside a big arena to be tended by volunteer doctors, dentists and other

September 13, 2017

Saturday morning, and the public library conference room thrums with the growing rumble of gathering voices as the meeting time approaches. One young woman clutches several pages of handwritten

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

July 10, 2017

When a leader takes pains to stand distinctly apart from and even contrary to virtually every other leader in the pack, what does that deliberate sort of disjunction from the mainstream suggest?

June 16, 2017

Add a measure of youthful optimism and intelligence to any setting and watch the energy flow.  If you’re lucky, sparks will ignite the atmosphere around you in the form of smart young folks like

May 17, 2017

Cyberpunk writer William Gibson, who coined the word “cyberspace,” famously wrote in The Economist that “the future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.”

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