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We Have a Dream: Farmworkers Organize for Justice

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

For decades, farmworkers have been leading a struggle for justice in our food system. Today, a recent string of victories by a farmworker group, together with the steadfast work of other groups, have taken the movement to a whole new level.

Bricks and Mortar and Radical Change

John M. Eger | Posted 07.04.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

After reading but just a few of the Carnegie Corporation Reports over the last several years, it is clear that almost everything about the current edu...

Bricks and Mortar and Radical Change

John M. Eger | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

After reading but just a few of the Carnegie Corporation Reports over the last several years, it is clear that almost everything about the current edu...

What Coachella Taught Me... Besides That I Don't Look Good in Crop Tops

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 07.02.2013 | Good News
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At Coachella, love it or hate it, it really does feel like a different world. This, I suppose, can be said for any music festival.

After the Marathon Bombings: A Firsthand Account

Tara Skurtu | Posted 07.01.2013 | Crime
Tara Skurtu

The thing that struck me was the number of spectators who returned to the scene, and I keep hearing about more. That man in the cowboy hat, pinching off someone's exposed artery with his bare hands. The woman who ran back to the site to cradle a child.

The End of Conflict? Time Out for TubeTALK

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.30.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

Everything is context. Take the bus driver off the bus, the waiter out of the restaurant, your child's teacher out of the classroom, and the question when you both meet on the street might be: "I think I know you..."

Time for New Young Thought Leaders

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
Carole Sumner Krechman

Do you wonder why no one gets anything accomplished at the Capital? The Congress is filled with too many little boys and a few gals who are more focus...

Weeding Corporate Power out of Agricultural Policies: Communities Mobilize for Food and Farm Justice

Beverly Bell | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

It regulates agricultural subsidies, food stamps, school lunch programs, rural conservation, and much more. Given the heavy impact this set of laws has on our daily lives, more and more people are asserting the need for public participation in crafting the legislation.

Celebrate Neighborday on April 27

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact
Ben Goldhirsh

I'm a member of GOOD, the worldwide community of people who give a damn. We are pragmatic idealists working towards individual and collective progress. And today, I am excited to share the first holiday of the GOOD community: on April 27, we celebrate Neighborday all around the world.

Fieldoo Scores Big in Social Media for Sports

Jure Klepic | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

It's truly amazing that somebody didn't think of this sooner. The sports world is the ultimate social community.

Stories That Change the World

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Stories are what change the world, more than just ideas. And that's what I am seeing and hearing on the road -- stories that will change people for the common good. Even Washington can be affected by the stories outside of Washington -- take immigration reform for example.

It's 'Freaky Friday' For Troy & Abed

Posted 04.25.2013 | TV

This week's "Community" episode is a special one: It's the first outing written by cast member Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on the show. In the ...

Movement and Settlement, Upside Down

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 06.22.2013 | Detroit
Charles R. Wolfe

Last week, I participated in the Project for Public Spaces' Placemaking Leadership Council inaugural meeting in Detroit. The event left several impr...

'Community' Fans, Christmas Has Come Early

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

Any time of the year is good for a little holiday cheer, right? A Christmas episode of "Community," titled "Intro To Knots," is airing this Thursda...

Why I Volunteer

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Fernie Tiflis

My goal has always been simple: I want to help someone. To say that I want to change the world is too melodramatic, and frankly, a very exhausting and lofty goal.

Help People Follow the Doctor's Orders: Insurers Must Expand Coverage of Prevention

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

For too long, our system has been set up to focus on "sick care," instead of helping us all stay healthier in the first place. This needs to change and, thankfully, it has begun to.

Bombs Won't Stop Boston, Nor Its Marathoners, From Enduring

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Jerry Lanson

Emerson President Lee Pelton closed the campus Tuesday for a day of reflection. I kept trying to make it a day of work. I didn't much succeed. I want answers, damn it. Don't we all.

Community Crowdfunding Models That Can Be Done Right Now

Kevin Lawton | Posted 04.16.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Lawton

To quote Indira Gandhi, "Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away." As a first step, I propose that we don't wait for solutions.

A Boston Doctor's Ode to Her Fair City

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

A hometown tragedy is at once a painfully personal and strangely depersonalizing experience. The images on television aren't just places, they're my places. That's my street with the barricades. That's my library in the background.

Building Community Projects With Crowdfunding

Kevin Lawton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Kevin Lawton

A growing trend is in the use of crowdfunding to build community oriented projects. Perhaps a small sampler of the many that have occurred or are ongoing, will serve as an inspiration to those who have a community need, but are looking for a mechanism to obtain funding.

I Dream For A Living

Peak Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Peak Johnson

"Doing Alright" is a film about self-acceptance, Michele Hannon says. "We want to really promote the message of learning to love yourself," Hannon said.

The Continuing Shame of Violence

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Carole Sumner Krechman

I witnessed first-hand how a community can change and make a difference in the lives of its members, and if there is determination and a just cause, the community can prevail.

Immigration Reform: Good Old Fashioned Common Sense

Kety Esquivel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

It is for my mother, my grandmother and all the other immigrant women who have contributed so much to this country that I am committed to working towards immigration reform.

Digital Innovators: The Enormous Opportunity to Create a Community Far Beyond Google and Facebook

Brian Honigman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology
Brian Honigman

Google and Facebook are digital juggernauts that may seem impossible to overcome if you're looking to create the next powerful community online. I spoke with deviantART co-founder Angelo Sotira about his success creating a thriving social network.

Commons Care: How Wrong Was Garrett Hardin?!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

We come to see natural treasures no longer as merely divisible property but as gifts protected by boundaries we create and honor, knowing that all life depends on their integrity. The shift is underway.