‘Five keys to broad and inclusive community engagement’ by Jim Diers

giant-chainExcellent article by Jim Diers, Associate of Nurture Development, Faculty Member for the ABCD Institute and author of Neighbor Power: Building Community the Seattle Way

‘Building strong communities is not easy. In Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam documents the decline of community life in North America. He blames poverty, suburbanization, television, and more time spent at work.

Others have added fear, mobility, globalization, and increased professionalization and specialization to the list of culprits. Even so, my 37 year background in community building has taught me some simple rules of engagement that still hold true today.

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