Whether you’re interested in strengthening a community or creating a stronger one, Communities Together can help. The author of “The Power of Collaborative Solutions” has outlined six principles to help you build healthy communities. Each principle builds on the strengths and assets of the community, while also promoting democratic processes and spiritual engagement. In communities together, you can build a sense of community by focusing on your common goals and creating a shared leadership role.
Jordon Jordan graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 2021 with a degree in Sociology, with a focus on Health and Society, and a minor in Business Administration. As an Assistant Community Engagement Coordinator, Jordon will focus on the family communities in the District of Columbia and Maryland. His work will contribute to the organization’s mission of helping people live healthy, active lives. Communities Together will also use the guidebook to help communities strengthen organizational capacity and develop a year-round education program.
Community building is not possible without a clear infrastructure. Everyone should know their place and what they’re responsible for. Each person has a special function in a body and a clear division of labor is essential to a healthy community. Leadership roles must be clearly defined and cooperation between members is key. The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement conducted a post-event study of Communities Together. Participants said that On the Table contributed to building social capital, which is the bonds between people and creates a social fabric. Moreover, 16 percent of attendees had collaborated on a new project or issue. Several participants have started new organizations and programs.