Archive for September, 2009

Come Together on Common Ground to Re-Establish Our Communities….

Friday, September 11th, 2009

PMD volunteers gathered for the scheduled service project the evening of 9/11/01, and while we were not as productive as usual, we worked together for the common good. In the weeks and months that followed, PMD volunteers continued to work together despite area threats and alerts.
“We must continue to allow-and encourage- the diversity, culture and commerce of the United States to thrive in healthy, livable cities, markets, parks and neighborhoods. At this critical time, when so many are scorched by tragedy and fighting fear, we cannot afford to react by building higher fences. Instead we must come together on common ground to re-establish our communities as the foundations of a civilized, compassionate society.”
–The Staff of the Project for Public Spaces, New York City, 9/14/01

It’s All About Who You Know…Well Enough for Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

I’m a guest blogger again for VolunteerMaine, leading up to their annual conference where I will present next month, building on last year’s workshop on building community partnerships.