Category Archives: Community development
It may seem like a case of David vs. Goliath– a brand new, church-based, nonprofit developer going head to head with established private development corporations. Yet, today, the Unity Center stands as testament to the power of nonprofit, community-minded development. … Continue reading
Today, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society released Structuring Development for Greater Community Benefit: An Analysis of an Opportunity Model for Developing the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay. As the University of California, Berkeley contemplates large-scale master planning and development of the … Continue reading
As the University of California, Berkeley contemplates large-scale master planning and development of the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond, both the University and Richmond are poised for unprecedented growth. The city is one of the last affordable communities in the … Continue reading
“From 2009 to 2013, if you lived in a majority-black or Hispanic neighborhood and you wanted to apply for a mortgage, Hudson City Savings Bank was not the place to go,” stated U.S. attorney Paul Fishman. On September 23, the Department of Justice and the … Continue reading
America’s Health Rankings are out, and special attention is paid to senior health and wellness. How can we help our older community members remain healthy and vital? Praxia Partners’ initiative, Community Building Partners, has worked for decades to build communities … Continue reading
The Sustainable Community Investment Fund raises home values in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. I spoke to Joe Recchie about what the Fund is working on in Eastmoor, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio
March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 marked 100+ years since the first ever International Women’s Day. So, how did the global community celebrate?
In March 1965, thousands upon thousands of Americans gathered on the Edmund Pettus Bridge (named for the Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan) and began a journey that still reverberates throughout the nation. Today, we revisit some remarkable footage from the … Continue reading
When my daughter Laura asked the question, “What do you think of Ferguson?” I honestly didn’t know how to cast the despair that I felt in a light that had a measure of hope when talking to my own child about … Continue reading
When Highland Park’s street lights were repossessed, community members took action. Find out how a grassroots group plans to use solar power to make their streets safer.