Blog post from Alison Fine regarding nonprofit boards and the failure of the board at Penn State:
A great free toolkit for “Place-Based Creative Problem Solving and the Power of the Everyday”, which I found out about through Daren McLean, who does awesome things in Saskatoon:
A great success story from the At Home/Chez Soi Project:
In retrospect, says Hatch, getting arrested may have been the best thing that could have happened because it led to a stint in a psychiatric hospital. There, he received a new diagnosis – bipolar disorder. And with the new diagnosis, new medication. Since then, life has been steadily improving for Hatch. “You have to catch a couple of breaks somewhere, and the biggest break for me was getting a chance to participate in the At Home/Chez Soi study.” Through the study, Hatch found housing in 2010 and, eventually, work. Now, two years on, he’s a Peer Organizer with the study and does research for the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies. If the At Home project has a success story – Joe Hatch is it.
Oh, and maybe I’m part of something super awesome, a project called:
The plan is take look at a bunch of different urban issues that are affecting Saskatoon. Housing, drugs, crime, sex trade, income disparity, racism, urban design, food security, and even sports. We want to tell the story from the perspective of those struggling to get by but also what the City of Saskatoon, the Province of Saskatchewan, the Government of Canada, and service providers are doing about it. While the story of people struggling is told and the story of government initiatives are told, they are often independent when in reality they are very connected.