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Our Gift to You: Our Favorite Learning Conversations of 2021

This year, we were gifted many opportunities to gather virtually to share our stories, bring new friends into our network, and fuel the ABCD movement across the globe alongside some amazing collaborators. We are always astonished by how much there is to learn from one another and by how much wisdom…

Neighborhood Heroes Series Revisited

In 2016, Embrace launched our CommUNITY Hero story series to celebrate those who are cultivating Community UNITY.  A commUNITY Hero is anyone who actively seeks to bring the collective dream of their commUNITY to life through citizen-driven action.  All CommUNITY Heroes share one core belief –…

Insights from An Other Kingdom

I am so thankful that John McKnight and Peter Block teamed up with Walter Brueggemann to write An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture.   If you appreciated Block and McKnight’s book  The Abundant Community, with its thorough assessment of what makes communities work, or Brueggemann’s…

Learning Cohorts: The Power of Peer to Peer Groups

For years, I was the only asset-based community development practitioner in my region. It was a lonely experience. In 2016, I launched Embrace's first Regional Learning Cohort. This grew out of a desire to support leaders who were applying ABCD in their own neighborhoods across the region. Every…