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16 FEBRUARY 2018

Mapping Your Neighborhood Together

What better way to get to know the neighborhood than to map it together with your neighbors? That’s the idea behind collaborative mapping, a new strategy borne out of rise of computers, GPS, and digital mapping, which has physical maps for so many uses. Collaborative mapping uses wiki-platforms to create a specialized, self-generated community map. […]

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Determine The Problem To Be Solved

The world experiences its share of problems—hunger, joblessness, crime, environmental hazard—and you want to help. Yet be advised: It helps to get a focus before jumping in with both feet. What problem needs to be solved?It makes sense to start locally. This is your community, where you live, work or play. It also helps to be […]

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Video: Church Offers Access In A “Food Desert”

A church in Sacramento, California found that its low-income neighbors struggled to eat healthy because they lived in a “food desert.” How do you buy fresh produce when the nearest grocery store is three or four miles away and you don’t own a car?  Unity Church answered the need by opening a farmer’s market.  An […]

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Video: Faith-based Bakery for Former Gang Members

Father Greg Boyle founded a bakery in one of L.A.’s poorest neighborhoods because he wanted to help former gang members start a new life. He saw promise in an abandoned bakery across the street from the parish he served. That was nearly 30 years ago. Now Homeboy Industries employs 250 former gang members, one of […]

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