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New Conversations in Social Equity: Kelly McGowan on Participatory Leadership and Occupy Wall Street

In September, I attended an Art of Hosting gathering called the Art of Participatory Leadership and Social Change in New York City. The hosting team for this event called the gathering around the question, “What is the new conversation in social justice and equity that you are longing to have?” A few weeks later,...
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VIDEO: Young Detroit Builders Connects Young Adults With Ways to Give Back

Young Detroit Builders (YDB) is an 8-10 month training program that seeks to unleash the positive energy of unemployed young adults in order to rebuild their communities and their own lives. YDB offers comprehensive support services in the form of counseling, leadership development, life skills, and on-the-job construction training.
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Cultivating Leadership for a New Era

Leadership Learning Community (LLC) is a nonprofit organization focused on leveraging leadership as a means to create a more just and equitable society. Through publications, public speaking, and consulting, LLC has pioneered innovative ideas for strengthening the field of leadership development. In 2009, LLC launched Leadership for a New Era (LNE)--a collaborative research initiative...
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VIDEO: Herb Gleason on leadership and community health

In this video, Herb Gleason shares lessons on leadership and community organizing, discusses his time working with community activist Mel King while at United South End Settlements, and tells the story of the founding of one of Boston's first community health centers (one of the most energizing decisions he says he's ever been involved...
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Hilary Allen Discusses Her Work with the Boston Center For Community and Justice

BCCJ is a leadership development organization. We run two programs: one is called “LeadBoston” for adult professionals, and the youth program that we run for high schoolers is called “InIt” or the “Leadership Initiative.” So you might be thinking what’s leadership development? For BCCJ, we are trying to advance a community of socially responsible...
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Dave McLaughlin Discusses His Work With Boston World Partnerships

On August 6th, 2009, Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Boston World Partnerships, participated in NPi’s community dialogue, "Building Community Online and Offline" at City Year.
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NPi Podcast: Meeting Hilary Allen, David Crowley, and Kaia Stern-Three Boston-Based Leaders

NPi Podcast: Meeting Hilary Allen, David Crowley, and Kaia Stern-Three Boston-Based Leaders

This podcast is features three speakers from NPi's May 2009 dialogue.
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Joe Finn on the Housing First Movement and Long-Term Solutions to Homelessness (Part 1 of the MHSA Story)

Throughout the 17 years he has worked on homelessness issues, Joe Finn has focused much of his energy on the expansion of permanent supportive housing opportunities for individuals, including the chronically homeless, the most difficult segment of the homeless population to serve.
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Reflections, Photos, and Video from NPi’s Community Dialogue on Innovative Youth Programs and Initiatives

Speakers included Carrie Fitzsimmons of the Cloud Foundation and The Boston 100K ArtScience Innovation Prize; Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director of Friends of the Children--Boston; and Chad Milner, National Coordinator of Programs and Site Director for Greater Boston, The Young People's Project.
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A Conversation with Bill Walczak, Co-Founder and CEO of Codman Square Health Center

Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, Mass. serves as a resource for improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of the Boston community. The Health Center was conceived by a group of neighborhood activists in the 1970s, including Bill Walczak, who joined together to improve the neighborhood and deliver badly needed health care services.
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VIDEO: Bill Walczak, CEO of Codman Square Health Center, on the value of partnerships and collaborations

Bill Walczak of Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts discusses how the Codman Square Health Center serves as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the Boston community.
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Doris Sommer Discusses Her Work With Cultural Agents

Cultural Agents looks outside, as well as inside, the university to people who perform and create arts, including interpretation, that make contributions to society. There are an incredible number of these cultural agents who can recognize one another as such, no matter how varied their practices are. What we do is think about what...
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Joseph Porcelli Discusses His Work With Neighbors for Neighbors

The medium that we’re playing with in our space is really the neighborhood. One of our core values is that we believe that the solutions to problems, the innovative things people can do with and for each other, lay in our communities themselves, where we live.
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August 6th, 2009 NPi Community Dialogue Reflections, Photos, & Video

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our event earlier this month, “Building Community Online and Offline” at City Year’s headquarters in Boston. Speakers at this event were Dave McLaughlin, Executive Director of Boston World Partnerships; Joseph Porcelli, Founder and Chief Neighbor at Neighbors for Neighbors; and Doris Sommer, Faculty Director at Cultural...
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The Young People’s Project: A Math Literacy Organization Rooted in the Civil Rights Movement

With its roots firmly set in both the American Civil Rights Movement and Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Young People’s Project (YPP) promotes social justice using math literacy. Its programs have spread nationwide, teaching high school students to teach themselves and instilling in college students the value of giving back.
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Empowering Individuals in Shelters and Transitional Living Through Mentoring

F.A.M.I.L.Y Movement currently provides educational opportunities to over 150 women in the Boston area. F.A.M.I.L.Y. Movement workshops focus on a wide range of topics including self-esteem, professionalism, parenting, and financial education.
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VIDEO: NPi speaks with Lakenya Johnson of FAMILY Movement

In this video we speak with Lakenya Johnson of FAMILY Movement in Dorchester Massachusetts about its vision to empower young moms, women, and men in homeless shelters and transitional living by providing self-worth and family values.
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May 7th, 2009 NPi community dialogue reflections, podcast, and photos

Our speakers Hilary Allen of the Boston Center for Community & Justice; David Crowley of Social Capital Inc.; and Kaia Stern of the Pathways Home Project at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School shared stories on how rebuilding lives after incarceration, creating community within diverse neighborhoods, and...
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VIDEO: Bill Walczak on busing in Boston in the 70s and the city’s unique history

Watch Bill Walczak, CEO of Codman Square Health Center and Co-Founder of Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts speak about Busing in Boston in the 1970s and it's lasting impact today.
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