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Modeling Sustainable Living in Johannesburg, South Africa

Founded in 1998, the GreenHouse Project is a walk-in green living demonstration center in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the dual purpose of connecting community-based green enterprises in the area.
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Why #roxtweet: Nathan Rothstein on Cross-Sector Collaboration and Partnership

As we try to launch our ventures, whether in the private or nonprofit sector, it is important for us to show our support to a city that is made up of many different parts.
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Recognizing Workers’ Rights as Human Rights

In partnership with community groups, workers' rights groups, and concerned citizens, Sugar Law Center provides legal advocacy and technical support to empower individuals and communities seeking systemic change with regard to economic and social justice. Sugar Law has been instrumental in many fair-employment, mass-layoff, and environmental justice cases.
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VIDEO: Jackie Cahi Tells the Story of Kufunda Learning Village in Zimbabwe

Founded in 2002, Kufunda is a working village in Zimbabwe exploring how we can all become more self-sufficient in community. Kufundees live what they speak; they keep their land alive, use local solutions, grow healthy food, offer workshops and run local schools.
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David Crowley Discusses His Work With Social Capital Inc.

On May 7th, 2009 David Crowley, President and Founder of Social Capital Inc., participated in NPi’s community dialogue at the Boston Public Library. NPi community dialogues bring together local leaders to discuss lessons learned, current projects, and potential collaborations. Here are some excerpts from the conversation.
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NPi Podcast: Racism and Inequity in 21st Century America

This is the fifth in a series of podcasts from NPi’s community dialogue featuring three Boston-based social justice organizations. In this edition, Hilary Allen (Community Engagement Manager at the Boston Center for Community and Justice), David Crowley (President and Founder of Social Capital Inc.), and Kaia Stern (Director of the Prison Studies Project/Pathways Home)...
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NPi Podcast: Pros and Cons of Online Tools in Community Organizing

This is the third in a series of podcasts from NPi’s May 2009 community dialogue featuring three Boston-based social justice organizations.
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VIDEO: Boston leaders speak about what they gained from NPi’s last dialogue

Dave McLaughlin and Joseph Porcelli share their thoughts on NPi's community dialogue, “Building Community Online and Offline”
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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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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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December 11th, 2008 NPi community dialogue reflections, video, and photos

Thanks to everyone who turned out (in spite of the rain) for last night’s event at the Boston Public Library. Video by Nishima Chudasama. We enjoyed hearing our three speakers Herbert Gleason, lawyer and former corporation counsel for the City of Boston, 1968-1979; Melvin B. Miller, Editor and Publisher of the Bay State Banner; and...
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