Creating a thriving community through large-scale dialogue and collaborative action.
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People in communities across America want to live in a place where they have the chance to thrive. This is true in all kinds of places: small towns, rural areas, urban neighborhoods, American Indian reservations, and others. We need to share our vision of what kind of community we want. We need to take action to change things so that we all can thrive.
Dialogue-to-change programs help people build the trusting relationships necessary for long-term change. People from diverse backgrounds and experiences develop trust, understand each other's experiences, and work together on solutions.
Two communities, One goal: Building prosperity
Two communities in rural Minnesota share their vision for building prosperity in their communities, as well as challenges they face. One participant says, "I want to see no limits to the ideas that can come out of new people meeting together."
Taking food justice into their own hands
New York City residents are taking action to address concerns about food and health disparities. Four action teams are connecting residents with elected officials and local businesses, educating the public about the Farm Bill, and developing incentives for people to make healthy food choices.
Minnesota towns make community vision a reality
After taking part in the Horizons anti-poverty program, residents of 34 Minnesota towns worked together to develop a vision for their community. Outcomes include implementing a community garden, installing a bus shelter, and developing a plan to tackle homelessness.