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VIDEO: Jackie Cahi Tells the Story of Kufunda Learning Village in Zimbabwe

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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.

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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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Using the Arts to Revitalize Civic Life

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The mission of Cultural Agents is simple: to promote the arts and humanities as social resources. Through arts education, Cultural Agents expands citizens’ imagination and resourcefulness so that together, people are more capable of solving community problems. The initiative identifies creative agents of change, reflects on best practices, and inspires their replication.
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Hilary Allen Discusses Her Work with the Boston Center For Community and Justice

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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

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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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Detroit Nonprofit Uses Industrial Scraps for Art Education

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Industrial remnants and artistic creation—two things you may not associate with each other that when paired, create a social phenomenon called Arts and Scraps. Arts and Scraps is a nonprofit organization in Detroit’s eastside, a location conducive to acquiring plenty of industrial scrap materials. Arts and Scraps reclaims and reuses materials that would otherwise...
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Dollars and Sense: The Moving From Debt to Assets Program Proves Financial Stability is Attainable

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Effectively combining financial classes, counseling, and peer support, Moving From Debt to Assets provides the tools for a debt-free life. And since classes are taught in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole, language barriers shouldn’t deter community members from the Boston area from participating.
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A Conversation with Doreen Treacy, Director of the CivicHealth Institute at DotWell, Dorchester, Mass

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Doreen Treacy is the Director of the DotWell CivicHealth Institute, where she works with other community activists to build social capital in the community... What we are still seeing in Codman Square are the residual effects of financial redlining from the 70s through early 90s. Those residual effects take a really, really long time...
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Empowering Individuals in Shelters and Transitional Living Through Mentoring

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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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May 7th, 2009 NPi community dialogue reflections, podcast, and photos

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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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February 5th, 2009 NPi community dialogue reflections and photos

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Thanks to everyone who came out for last night’s lively discussion. Our speakers Lakenya Johnson, Founder of F.A.M.I.L.Y. Movement; Joel Schwartz, Director of Moving from Debt to Assets; Guirlean Jean, Moving From Debt to Assets; and Eve Sullivan, Founder of Parents Forum left us thinking about how one-on-one mentoring, fiscal education, and support for...
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