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June 16, 2017

Add a measure of youthful optimism and intelligence to any setting and watch the energy flow.  If you’re lucky, sparks will ignite the atmosphere around you in the form of smart young folks like

December 1, 2006

We’re blessed in America to have an arena in which people routinely join hands and act with profound freedom in the public interest. Though not always unfettered by the state nor unconstrained by

November 1, 2006

Having led Community Partners for the last 14 years, I realize the privileged position fiscal sponsorship and intermediary organizations like ours occupy on the social and civic landscape. There

July 1, 2006

(Reproduced from the 2005-2006 Biennial Report)

Like a seed, an idea grows. But only if it’s given the right conditions. A seed needs water, sun, good

July 1, 2004

We Americans don't use the word “civic” very much. It too often modifies terms that clash with our all-too-individualistic culture. Terms like “duty” and “obligation.” We instinctively respond: “

July 1, 2002

The shape of a person’s soul most likely gets cast by the deeds they do while they’re alive. That’s why I like hanging around with people who care about what’s happening in their communities right

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