As part of my continuing journey of allyship, I am reading Ibram X. Kendi's book How To Be An Antiracist. While Kendi's premise is so simple, what he asks us to do is, admittedly, difficult—because a "racist" is defined as "supporting a racist policy through actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea." That means an antiracist is "one who is supporting an antiracist policy through actions or expressing an antiracist idea."
About a week ago, I started listening to the Seeing White podcast and heard comedian D.L. Hughly say these words,… Read more You Cannot Lead If You Don’t Understand Your White Privilege
[alert style=”warning”]Check out new episodes of the Finding Common Purpose podcast about food insecurity and guaranteed income amid this crisis.… Read more Is This Our Guaranteed Income Moment?
I've been giving a lot of thought lately to something Rahm Emanuel, former Obama chief of staff, said about the… Read more 5 Disruptive Innovations for the Social Sector
The New York Times began a series last week titled The America We Need. It began with “The coronavirus pandemic… Read more Respond?Recover?Reframe
A little over a year ago, I wrote, “I cannot help but believe that nonprofits, philanthropy, and government can harness all our good work as a major force to help bridge this divisiveness and advance the country through the twenty-first century.” The outbreak of COVID-19 is beginning to show just how true a statement that is.
12/23/19 – To what end? That’s the question I posed back in March when I launched the blog Finding Common Purpose. It’s a question I continue to pose to myself and to the tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations, myriad government programs at the federal, state, county, and municipal levels, thousands of foundations…
For the past several posts, I’ve been exploring one particular span of the pathway to lifelong success: the transition from high school to college or some other post-secondary education/training and on the way to a good-paying job.
My last post, Its the Academics Stupid!, introduced Patrick Rametti, Director of College Completion at Uncommon Schools – an organization that manages 54 nonprofit, charter public schools, kindergarten through high school…
Do you know that 38% of undergraduates are at public two-year colleges? That of the remaining 62%, three-fourths attend four-year public colleges and universities? Or that overall, only 11% of students from the lowest-income…