Yes! Magazine recently posted an article on ‘Relearning the Skills of Community’. Unlike previous articles that described how specific ventures help build community, this one is about ‘Common Security Clubs’. The common thread among separate and unique local clubs seems to be that they provide a way for people to connect and care for each other.
This is the first I’ve seen about a structure that seems to be designed for local neighborhood groups to build community, but Yes! —a non-profit magazine that consistently accentuates the positive—publishes many articles that do promote various aspects of community. Here are just a few examples of previous articles with a focus on strengthening local communities:
- ‘Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy’ [20 April 2010]
- ‘A Different Kind of Ownership Society’ [3 August 2010]
- ‘Building the World We Want…’ [12 May 2010]
- ‘Fresh from the City’ [Spring 2009]
- ‘Life’s Best Lessons are Outside the Classroom’ [September 2009]