Next Door @Common Villages

Today’s unusual story of a fun and creative community engagement project comes from Tom Cramer: This was a hugely successful event initiated and coordinated by Minda Schweizer, a candidate of PLR’s, and intern at Common Villages. She used the on-line service nextdoor.com to invite her neighbors to a driveway gathering of wine and appetizers. The…

Building Bridges of Love

~112 women. 4 goals. 3 days. 5 plenary presentations. 11 workshops. 35 volunteer leaders. 17 mission displays. 1 Hawaiian Hula dance (to the tune of How Great Thou Art). 1 drama (Journey to the Circle with 10 women). 3 book reviews (Orphan Train and Radical Welcome). 2 films (Gun Violence Prevention: Faithful, Not Political and…