Families & Homes
Place, community, and the people we love.
How I Found Bliss in a Creaky Old Rental
by Corbyn Hightowerposted Jun 26, 2012
- Corbyn Hightower and her family moved from affluence to poverty—and into a "funky, junky" house that's been the happiest move of their lives.
10 Ways To Love Where You Live
by Ross Chapinposted Jun 14, 2012
- How to build community here and now—because neighborhoods are more than houses in proximity.
Homes That Survived the Crash
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jun 13, 2012
- While Wall Street players used home finance to make mega-profits for the 1 percent, local banks and community land trusts got people into decent, secure, affordable homes.
Cheaper Together: How Neighbors Invest in Community
by Miriam Axel-Lute, John Emmeus Davis, Harold Simonposted Jun 13, 2012
- Cooperative financing and community land trusts keep rents affordable and homeownership within reach.
Spring 2012 College Winner Willis Reed
by Willis Reedposted Jun 12, 2012
- Willis Reed is a student at Edmonds Community College and a member of the King County Explorer Search and Rescue. He read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Willis's essay about brotherhood forged around the dinner table.
Spring 2012 Middle School Winner Kate LeBlanc
by Kate LeBlancposted Jun 12, 2012
- Kate LeBlanc is a seventh grade student at Metro Montessori Middle School in Portland, Oregon. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Kate's essay about lessons learned at the table.
Spring 2012 Powerful Voice Winner Hanna Walker
by Hanna Walkerposted Jun 12, 2012
- Hanna Walker is an eighth grade student at Cowles Montessori in Des Moines, Iowa. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Hanna's essay about how the dinner table brings together more than just people.
Spring 2012 High School Winner Clara Lincoln
by Clara Lincolnposted Jun 12, 2012
- Clara Lincoln is a high school student at Capital City Charter School in Washington, DC. She read and responded to the YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With" by Katherine Gustafson. Read Clara's essay about the benefits of family dinners - no matter what form they take.
Author Response to Spring 2012 Essay Winners
by Katherine Gustafsonposted Jun 12, 2012
- Katherine Gustafson, author of YES! Magazine article, "You Are Who You Eat With," responds to the winners of the Spring 2012 writing competition.
Dear Bank of America, We’re Not Leaving Our Homes
by Amy B. Deanposted Jun 05, 2012
- The fight against unjust evictions just got fiercer as the national Occupy movement joins forces with community anti-foreclosure groups.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia Roweposted Jun 05, 2012
- Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.
The Other Side of Gainful Unemployment
by Shannon Hayesposted May 31, 2012
- The downsides of doing it all.
From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue
by Katherine Gustafsonposted May 30, 2012
- Ten years ago, the residents of the crime-ridden neighborhood started planting gardens—and everything changed.
How to Build Green on a Budget
by Jennifer Atleeposted May 25, 2012
- The challenge: build the greenest houses on earth—and make them affordable.
We’ve Got Some Big Houses—That We Could Share
by Doug Pibelposted May 24, 2012
- Just 60 years ago, the average American had 291 square feet of living space. Now it’s close to 1,000 square feet. Have we changed our needs that much? Or just our wants?