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Community Partners' Co-Founder, Al Rodriguez
December 7, 2020

What a damn near unendurable year this has been, yet all of us hunker down, persist, even thrive in the conditions we've been handed. We endure. There's something fine and

April 27, 2021

We have seen a lot of people waiting in lines lately, most abundantly to acquire a vaccine to quash a global pandemic. Despite the intentions of a democratic process,

February 9, 2021

People who revel in hurting others, we label as sadistic. Quick, give me an equivalent expression we can apply to those who seek to injure, destabilize and even destroy not just others, but entire

August 28, 2020

A recent, socially distanced dinner gathering with a few friends around a backyard fire pit helped shed light for me on that strong impulse driving folks we write off as witless covidiots partying

June 25, 2020

Last fall, after a lengthy period of gathering input from a wide range of Community Partners stakeholders, the Board of Directors and senior staff initiated a series of in-house workshops to chart

February 20, 2020

I keep a small scrap of paper at home on my bedroom dresser with a scribbled quote from a conference speaker whose thoughts impressed me several years ago. Drawing upon her commitment to helping

January 16, 2020

Doesn’t it just feel fabulous living in a time when we can finally knock down and have it out with all the folks who make us angry, crazy and annoyed? It’s the Era of the Reverse Catharsis and all

December 17, 2019

I shared some big news at our recent annual gathering that I’d like also to share with those of you not with us last week.

For almost 30 years now, Community Partners has been like a part

October 18, 2019
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the
September 24, 2019

“We’ve been at this for ten years and made great strides,” the project leader said. “But I’m exhausted and don’t want to spend the next ten years feeling this way.”


That’s an

August 19, 2019

Viewership for the first Democratic primary debates in June was the highest ever recorded. Could this be a sign of greater citizen engagement in the voting process? Could it translate to greater