As we all dedicate ourselves to a new year of work, it is valuable to think about goals for this new decade. As we go forward, NAC will devote itself to building strong, healthy, sustainable, and creative communities by sharing the civic stories of community members and other individuals and organizations in our housing and learning network. We hope to foster Public Kinship, public trust, and cultural leadership through local events and investment, and by developing new methods of thought and action for community engagement.
In January, NAC has fittingly looked to the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to help shape our thinking on community and Public Kinship for this place and this time. We know that we cannot rely on old-fashioned or constrained visions of what community is, or who it is for. We must have dynamic and productive conversations about how to successfully cultivate Public Kinship on a broad scale. And these conversations must include the residents, neighbors, and families in our own network, and beyond.
We invite you to follow our work this year, and to join us in creating multiple inclusive and productive public dialogues. As always, thank you for reading. We are excited to learn with you and from you in 2020!