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Out With The Warrior, In With The Guardian. Transforming Police Culture

Tara Lai Quinlan | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Tara Lai Quinlan

Repairing community-police relations and building the necessary trust and legitimacy will not be easy, and will take time. But the current state of affairs provides us with both extraordinary challenges and extraordinary opportunities for real and meaningful reform. Let us roll up our sleeves and begin the journey.

Forty-five years of people power

Jennifer L Morgan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Jennifer L Morgan

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories - one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the ...

TPP, a Global Stimulus for Local Communities

Kanu Iheukumere | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Kanu Iheukumere

America, particularly its middle class and poor, has felt the decimating influence of macroeconomic forces that extend far beyond our local communitie...

Community Schools: Much More than Wrap Around Services

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Mary Kingston Roche, Reuben Jacobson and Martin Blank, of the Coalition for Community Schools, all contributed to this article. "Wraparound Services...

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.

A Nurture Challenge for the New Year

Anthony Biglan | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anthony Biglan

"Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow." -- David Mallett We can build nurturing communities by taking a series of large and small s...

The Gun at the Gate and the Children Beyond

Eunice Roque | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Eunice Roque

A middle-class American family living in a secluded suburban neighborhood feels the need to post a menacing, fulminating sign on the gate to their children's playground and home.

60% of Sub-Saharan Africa's Population Is Under 25!

Trevor Waldock | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.

The Future of Business

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Disengaged workforces. Water shortages. Financial oligarchies. Climate change. Charismatic leadership. Mass migration. Wealth inequality.

To Improve Communities for People, We Should Make Them Friendlier to Birds

Chandra Taylor Smith | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Chandra Taylor Smith

Every community has a unique ecological and cultural story to tell. And part of that story is told through the birds that coexist with people in each community.

On Vacation? Rise and Shine -- Explore the Arts All Around You!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Can you think of a trip you took where you didn't see an interesting piece of art or fascinating architecture, or learned something new about the local culture? I bet you can't. The arts become a part of the travel experience even when that isn't the intent of a trip.

Startup Insider: How 'The HUB SG' Is Growing the Social Impact Startup Community in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Coworking spaces have been popping out all over the world but one brand has been building its presence around the world, the Impact Hub.

America's Rate of Homeownership Matters to You--Whether You Own a Home or Not

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Garrick T. Davis

Even the most casually informed reader has likely heard at least some of the troubling news and numbers tied to homeownership in America today.

Investing in Our Chicago: One Community at a Time

Kurt Summers | Posted 04.19.2015 | Chicago
Kurt Summers

One thing is clear, despite their location on the map, many Chicago neighborhoods share the same concerns: the need for investment, access to capital and more opportunities for local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Where We Are

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

Our work is being scaled in local communities. There, we are developing a critical mass of public innovators and boundary-spanning groups that can collectively address local challenges and shift the civic culture of those communities.

At the Heart of New Ways of Working Are Trusted Communities

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Ayelet Baron

A connected network knows no boundaries as it enables people internally and externally to connect around purpose and common needs and interests.

Cops and Courage

Ann Medlock | Posted 02.01.2015 | Crime
Ann Medlock

What's going on when some police officers escalate violence instead of calming it? Why would a professionally trained cop panic and kill when he could disable the person he sees as threatening? How are law-enforcement officers recruited?

The Diversity Deficit

Sylvana Storey | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Diversity is a concept that persists in the daily lexicon of the press and in the narrative of organizations. A concept akin to a green ant -- gently nipping away at the top layers of the skin and trying its very best to get to the core!

10 Things You'd Miss If the Ocean Called It Quits

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

It is pretty obvious that we wouldn't do well without the benefits provided by a healthy ocean. In fact, we most likely would not survive. The good news is that many people are realizing what is at stake; even global and national leaders are catching on.

'Big Bang' Budget Bad for Illinois

Emily J. Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

In a recent editorial, the Wall Street Journal wrote a disastrous economic prescription for Illinois, one that calls for a "big bang" of the sort that has blown up Kansas' budget and turned that state into a poster child for reckless and short-sighted financial management.

Corporal Punishment: The Monster That Won't Leave Us

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 10.22.2014 | World
Devishobha Ramanan

Schools have the potential to break the patterns of violence by giving children, their parents and communities the knowledge and skills to communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts in more constructive ways. Losing this great opportunity could cripple the entire human race.

U.S. World Cup Win: A Civic Parable for Our Time

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

As a huge soccer fan, I was ecstatic about the U.S. national team's 2-1 victory over Ghana Monday. As an American, I was struck even more by the words...

The Glaring Moral Issue Omitted from the President's Emissions Policy

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Indeed, a serious, robust, sensitive policy to address the front-line soldiers in the battle against greenhouse gas emissions would create the political space enabling truly impactful climate change legislation to be enacted.

Here's Evidence That Coming Together Is A Beautiful Thing

Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

On Defining Moments, Honesty and Looking Behind the Curtain: How Philly School Families Are Fighting Back

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Hillary Linardopoulos

It's a disheartening and messy time in Philadelphia's school system. Some days I wake up and wonder if things will ever get better -- will we ever be able to look our children in the eyes and tell them that every school is equipped with the resources they need to get a quality education?