One of the topics that really inspired me at the ABCD conference in Chicago this week was "Connectors." Like many of the key ideas of Asset Based Community Development, it is appealing because it is all about working with the gifts that are already in the neighborhood. When it comes to Connectors, that means finding those people who are well-connected in the neighborhood, who are able to see people as gifted, and who are trusted.Read More
SoCe Life Blog
A journey to abundance, one day at a time.
We have had some energizing neighboring moments this week!
On Monday, SoCe partnered with the South Central Neighborhood Association (SCNA) to present the monthly Neighborhood Pride Award to a couple who have a beautiful yard in SoCe.Read More
This week we began passing out letters on a couple different blocks to invite people to be a Block Connector for their block, or identify someone on their block who would be a good Block Connector. It is always intimidating to go out and knock on doors, but...Read More
I love hearing stories of neighbors being neighborly. I find it very encouraging. One such story came to me this week as I was visiting with our Block Connector, Jonathan (not his real name). Jonathan had recently helped his neighbors move from one house to another...Read More
Highlight 2: The Abundant Community Network
Throughout the summer months we saw great connections happening between neighbors and we clearly saw the importance and power of our work, however...