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August 17, 2017

The social entrepreneurs who succeed through their work with Community Partners come from many backgrounds, yet each shows a “maker” bent. While all of us, to one extent or another, are takers and

April 1, 2013

I just returned from taking my 17-year-old son on an eastern seaboard college tour. The trip was informative in ways different than I expected. The first time looking at schools, with my older son

March 1, 2013

Twenty years ago, a group of four impressive college graduates came to then-fledgling Community Partnerswith a great new idea: to help promising students from low-income families achieve higher

February 1, 2013

It’s always great to feel part of something. That’s what community’s all about. So what becomes of our connection to one another when our interests are digitized and divvied up for dollars in the

January 1, 2013

Just two weeks into 2013 and our pledge to caring community thrives. Three of our partnerships with grantmakers illustrate what I mean:

December 1, 2012

Caring community.

Two simple words. Quite a lofty ambition.

And yet, as I stood surrounded on the evening of December 11 by a diverse group of friends and colleagues at Community

November 1, 2012

I once experienced a caring community -- an experience brought to the fore recently by a sudden loss that has deeply saddened many here in Los Angeles and beyond, myself included.

John

October 1, 2012

More than 40 leaders from a host of

September 1, 2012

Critics hammered NBC broadcast executives recently for linking the excitement of the quadrennial Olympic Games to their deranged new reality series “Stars Earn Stripes.” Clever packaging, indeed,

August 1, 2012

I summoned my inner philosopher this summer and participated in a Great Books seminar offered at my son’s high school. Whether he had us reading excerpts from Thoreau or Aristotle, Ayn Rand or

July 1, 2012

A few years ago, Shawn Landres and Joshua Avedon produced a report looking at Jewish nonprofit ventures that thrust them to the forefront of thinking

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