Milwaukee Edition

Archive of: Brief and *COMMUNITY* and Community Building and NAPC

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Literacy Project

Literacy Project

The singer celebrated her foundation’s donation of 100 million books to children around the world with a reading at the Library of Congress.

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Grassroots Gumption

Grassroots Gumption

The Sweet Potato Project, a collaborative venture in St. Louis, trains at-risk youth in culinary, business, horticulture and restaurant skills.

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Senior Sisterhood

Senior Sisterhood

Cohousing developments for older women are being created in the United Kingdom and United States to replace retirement homes that encourage dependency.

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Rolling Internet

Rolling Internet

A 40-foot-long Winnebago called the Digibus rolled through central California towns to train kids and adults in computer and job-searching skills.

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Elder Force

Elder Force

The financially strapped National Park Service increasingly relies on volunteers to staff visitor centers and campsites, and a third of the workers are over age 54.

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City Smarts

City Smarts

Cities throughout the country are exploring fresh ways to make cities both environmentally sustainable and pedestrian- and bike-friendly.

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Floral Throughways

Floral Throughways

If you’re awed by the mass of blooms decorating highway meridians and embankments, you often have local garden clubs to thank, along with partnering state highway departments.

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Nature’s Metric

Nature’s Metric

The Living Future Challenge has developed a bold framework to evoke fresh thinking about the design of systems, products and buildings.

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Making Strides

Making Strides

More than 400 mayors are supporting Extra Mile Day, which celebrates the power of people to create positive change in families, organizations and communities.

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Farm Therapy

Farm Therapy

Efforts are underway to recruit and train veterans to work on small farms for both financial and therapeutic reasons.

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