Collective Impact holds great promise for our communities to create sustainable solutions. Leaders will need to be more collaborative, inclusive, asset-based, committed to learn, and accountable to implement this approach effectively.
Today's college student has lived his or her entire life in the wired world. Our college students rely on online and social media portals for almost all sources of information appearing to trade depth for breadth.
Essays and articles abound about our city these days (go ahead, add this one to the pile). We pontificate with an eye on business activity and an artistic renaissance. But how often do we take a human perspective?
The Internet has matured to the point where our online and our offline lives have merged. We're leaving behind worshiping at the altar of algorithms and entering a brave new world of community, connections and engagement.
We often hide behind such phrases as "culture wars" or "clash of civilizations." These phrases make it far too easy for us to shrug our shoulders, build higher walls, dig deeper trenches, and refuse to examine why we seem to have an ever-growing fear of each other.