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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

March 1, 2010

I received an email asking for support of a nonprofit group's bid to win the Pepsi Refresh Project. Maybe you've heard of it, the program that has people vote electronically for their favorite

February 1, 2010

The once-robust national atmosphere embracing citizen-aspirants to public service soured badly over the last 30 years. Ideologues and cynics have vilified government and practical politics,

December 1, 2009

As many of you already know, we recently lost our dear friend, founding board chair, and long-time member of the Community Partners board of directors, Albert Rodriguez. In his honor, we created

October 1, 2009

To contribute to the Al Rodriguez Memorial Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneurship, please click

September 1, 2009

Every now and then in a democracy, it pays to ask the critical question: What kind of civic discourse do we want? Watching the President and elected representatives getting punked in the last few

July 1, 2009

Collaboration and creativity researcher Keith Sawyer wrote a great book called Group Genius: the Creative Power of Collaboration. In it he returns in various ways to a consistent theme: A “mindset

June 1, 2009

What happens to a society when an institution critical to political transparency finds itself on the ropes, dizzied by competing technologies, and pummeled to the mat by an outdated business model

May 1, 2009

College students, around this time of year, seek summer internships. We’ve been approached by a few. One young woman from BrandeisUniversity will spend two months with Community Partners starting

March 1, 2009

Landing Well Requires Hard and Soft Assets

You're probably looking closely right now at what's keeping your civic venture jet propelled, hunkered down and worried, or

February 1, 2009

The current economy – a subject much on everyone’s mind, provoking each of us to our own special set of hopes and fears – promises a host of effects on the vastness and variety of America’s

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