Repairing The Breach
"Social infrastructure is built on public kinship and civic storytelling, which give people a place in their society; and on an understanding of a common good expressed through a civic and civil dialogue in which all members of the community can participate."
-- from Repairing the Breach
THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY JUNTO (In Development)
Benjamin Franklin created the “American Junto” in 1727 to discuss issues of morals, politics, and natural philosophy. The Junto concept lives on through public projects like lending libraries, volunteer militias, the Union Fire Company, the Pennsylvania Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as in the American Philosophical Society. The new American Community Junto will be co-developed by NAC and the Leadership Center for Excellence.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUPS
In each NAC community, we work with residents, Community Coordinators, and local leaders to establish a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to advise and assist in advancing the community’s priorities and vision by, for example: identifying and cultivating local funders; helping to write grants for community projects; helping residents and resident/tenant councils interface effectively with local officials and civic organizations; and working with residents to envision long-term goals and strategies.