Engagement & Neighborhood Building News & Headlines

This Alliance member profile showcases the power of authentic engagement—approaches that support families and communities in developing and applying their strengths and gifts to achieve their goals. Bridge Meadows in Portland, Oregon, is an intentional multi-generational housing community that is home to three generations of residents—former foster youth, adoptive parents, and elders. Through its multi-systems approach, this model integrates child welfare, foster care, affordable housing, and elder services solutions to create deep, sustained impact in the lives of residents.

22 weeks 2 days ago

This Alliance member profile showcases the power of authentic engagement—approaches that support families and communities in developing and applying their strengths and gifts to achieve their goals. The Rockford Housing Authority (RHA), through restructuring and reorientation including the creation of its nonprofit subsidiary Bridge Rockford Alliance, has set out to provide more than just housing. It operates with the belief that housing as a pathway to increased stability, well-being, and community engagement.

22 weeks 2 days ago

Aramark and the Alliance have created a partnership that uses a shared value approach to philanthropy. This partnership has mobilized Aramark volunteers, neighbors, community centers, and stakeholders to help improve neighborhoods and make a difference in the lives of children and families. This report articulates the breadth and depth of the partnership's positive results.

2 years 4 weeks ago

Appreciative inquiry is an interview method that serves as a strengths-based approach to analysis, decision making, and planning. It can be used to strengthen relationships, fuel innovation, and increase productivity by uncovering and maximizing the assets of individuals, organizations, or communities. Appreciative inquiry is applied across many situations, industries, and sectors.

2 years 30 weeks ago

Each year, the Neighborhood Revitalization Conference (July 24-25 in Washington, D.C. this year) brings together people diverse in their profession, but very similar in their commitment to neighborhood building. It is from that foundation we plan the conference, knowing that dedicated people from government, philanthropy, and the private sector all share a similar goal.

2 years 50 weeks ago

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