Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy
by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade AntieauApr 20, 2010
- For the first time in the U.S., the city's 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
Local Economies Close the Distance Between Us
by Stacy MitchellApr 13, 2010
- But our city planning policies are rigged against them. How can we support neighborhood businesses that slow the pace of life and encourage people to get to know each other?
Yard for Share: My Hyperlocavore Garden
by Pamela O'Malley ChangApr 13, 2010
- When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.
People We Love :: Carol Beckley
by Kim EckartApr 13, 2010
- Cultivating a rural community.
People We Love :: Ricardo Navarro
by Ashlee GreenApr 13, 2010
- Choosing a sustainable path.
No Car, No Problem
by Orion KriegmanApr 05, 2010
- Car-free living not only cuts back on your greenhouse gas emissions. It also builds local community, brings families closer together, and helps support local economies.
Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community
by Pastor Don MackenzieMar 22, 2010
- The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future.
Banking on Change
Mar 18, 2010
- With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
Church in Our Times: Spirit and Security in the Face of Crisis
by Andrée ZaleskaMar 15, 2010
- Churches are rediscovering their role as community centers, helping to relocalize and revitalize struggling communities.
Across Race Lines
Mar 09, 2010
- Sarah van Gelder discusses "America: The Remix," YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue.
Haitian Women Mourn the Dead, Recommit to the Living
by Beverly BellMar 08, 2010
- In Haiti, International Women's Day is a reminder of what women have done and are still doing to keep hope alive.
African American Farmers Go Organic, Bring Healthy Food to Southeast
by Mark WinneMar 05, 2010
- The Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), helps members convert to organic agriculture, and organizes a farmers market in a park that was once off-limits to them.
Jen Chau Forms Swirl, Unites Communities
by Berit AndersonMar 04, 2010
- The daughter of a white Jewish mother and a Chinese father, Jen Chau started a meet-up group called Swirl, for multiracial people who wanted to form their own networks.
Generation Mixed: Breaking the Race Barrier
by Adrienne Maree BrownMar 04, 2010
- How the under-35 set is breaking the race barrier.
Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience
by Ashlee GreenMar 04, 2010
- Kip Fulbeck created the book he always wanted as a kid: The Hapa Project, a series of photos and essays documenting the part-Asian experience.