Most communities address social and economic problems with only a small amount of their total capacity. Much community capacity is not used and is needed! This is the challenge and opportunity of community engagement. Everyone in a community has something to offer. There is no one we don’t need.
Inclusion takes both Person-Centered and Comunity-Centered work
By Mike Green
ABCD’s particular contribution to inclusion comes from its focus on the whole community rather than on individuals. Its goal is to grow the conviction that there is no one we don’t need and develop meaningful action from this conviction. Through ABCD organizing. well-connected people build networks of connections into community life. The question for connector-leaders is, how do we get everyday community members to be inclusive because they recognize that reaching out to everyone benefits the whole community?
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of … Continue reading →
The gifts of the head, hand and heart exercise can be adapted in many ways. Below are some ways that people have used the exercise although, feel free to be as creative as you like in using the exercise to gen-erate conversations between individuals, with groups or the larger community.