Wiser Together: Partnering Across Generations

By September 2, 2011

By Juanita Brown and Ashley Cooper Tucked away in the small Appalachian community of Burnsville, North Carolina, is a family farm and a place of meeting that has recently become the new home base for Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, Co-Founders of the World Café. Together with Ashley Cooper, a young educator, community organizer, and…

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Endings and Beginnings

By August 16, 2011

By Chris Phillips “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” —T. S. Eliot The very first Socrates Café dialogue I held at Collage II coffee house in 1996 in Montclair, New Jersey, was on the question,…

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Giving on the Right-Side of the Brain: Beauty = Truth

By June 8, 2011

By CJ Callen “Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know” – Jon Keats “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.” – Galileo Galilei Once I took a night class on “drawing on the right-side…

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Milllenials: From the Next Generation to the Now Generation

By June 3, 2011

By Pia Infante Whenever I hear the phrase “the next generation,” the first notion that comes to mind is the Star Trek: Next Generation t.v. series which ran from 1987 to 1994. Wow. As I write this I’m realizing this is not a current pop culture reference – dating me as the Gen X’er that…

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No time for Learning?

By May 18, 2011

By John Esterle May 19, 2011 How do you build in learning when there’s no time to learn? Grantcraft asked its readers (primarily grantmakers) that question and over 1,400 people responded. Grantcraft has captured the major themes that emerged from this survey in a concise new paper they just put out. Here are their main…

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