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Asset Based Community Development

How to Teach Children to Lose by Winning

Peter Block | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Peter Block

Whether playing or watching sports, the name of the game is the same: who wins?

The Fall of JoePa and a Return to Common Sense

Peter Block | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Peter Block

Every community has many more things to be proud of than a young person's ability to run, jump, throw, and catch. Sport does not build character, it puts character at risk. Sport is just fun.

After Mother Nature

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Mother Nature today, yesterday the loss of a job, the illness of a friend or the unspeakable violence of someone wielding a gun in Arizona forces us to re-decide where to place our faith and what really matters.

A Neighborhood Has A Job To Do

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Neighbors have the capacity to know what we need. What we need are the gifts that surround us. What we need is each other. And when we act together, we will find the community way. The democratic way.

Neighborhood Wake-Up Call

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

To those who say our neighborhoods are broken, there is a simple process to help awaken neighborhood power by finding out what people love to do and are willing to teach or learn.

What Happened to the Village?

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

We have lost the imagination of what a neighborhood could do to raise a child. This means there is a great opportunity to organize neighbors to raise the local children -- to become a village that raises the children.