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Universities Are Taking Neighborhood Engagement to the Next Level – Next City

Universities Are Taking Neighborhood Engagement to the Next Level – Next City | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Universities have come to embrace the idea that community involvement is a key part of their academic mission.
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How to Mind Map Your Content for Better Results in 2014 (and Tools to Help)

How to Mind Map Your Content for Better Results in 2014 (and Tools to Help) | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it

If you're only using mind mapping for meshing ideas and concepts, you're missing out on some of the biggest benefits of the technique. Mind maps can be invaluable tools for adding variety to your content assets?


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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 2012 Annual Results Report

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 2012 Annual Results Report | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
This summary provides information on the progress of sites in the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and the impact of efforts on detention utilization, commitments of youth to state custody and public safety.
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Five Phila.-area schools to begin wellness program

Five Phila.-area schools to begin wellness program | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Fourth graders in five schools scattered around Southeastern Pennsylvania will begin a wellness program next month that combines fitness and nutrition at a level of intensity that organizers hope will lead to lasting changes as the children grow...
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Here is a way that schools are becoming even more of a hub in the community.

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Despite What Developers Say, Philly Keeps Getting Less Dependent on Cars – Next City

Despite What Developers Say, Philly Keeps Getting Less Dependent on Cars – Next City | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Few cities have exemplified the trend away from auto-dependent lifestyles better than Philadelphia, even if some politicians and developers haven’t realized it.
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Philly has the highest rate of bike commuting of the 10 largest U.S. cities

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Community Must Have a Say in Stop and Frisk Reform, Says Harlem’s “Cop Watcher” – Next City

Community Must Have a Say in Stop and Frisk Reform, Says Harlem’s “Cop Watcher” – Next City | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
A judge has ruled the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program unconstitutional, though the city is sure to appeal.
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IBM’s Department of Education – Next City

IBM’s Department of Education – Next City | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
The first graduating class of P-TECH, a new vocational school in New York, is still four years away.
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In an era of school closures, one company is stepping up in a big way to continue the access to a quality education and a future.

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Bankrupt Cities, Municipalities List and Map

Bankrupt Cities, Municipalities List and Map | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Our map tracks municipal bankruptcy filings throughout the country.
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Detroit joins a growing list of cities that hold a bankruptcy filing.

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What can schools sell instead of candy? Trash bags

What can schools sell instead of candy? Trash bags | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
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I applaud Principal Hendrickson for her innovation.

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Politicians' outdated strategies crush civic engagement - The Hill's Congress Blog

Politicians' outdated strategies crush civic engagement - The Hill's Congress Blog | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
When it comes to civic engagement, Americans are becoming apathetic. They’re avoiding the voting booth and skipping efforts to organize, saying their “vote doesn’t matter” and “all politicians are the same and corrupt.
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"...The root of the problem is politicians at the federal, state, and local levels  are ignoring technological advancements that could help them to do their job  better: namely, mobile devices."

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Residents Hope New B-ball Court Will Combat Crime

Residents Hope New B-ball Court Will Combat Crime | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Residents living in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia hope a new basketball court will help to combat crime and create a safe place for kids to play.
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The Addictions Coach is part of the solution.  www.theaddictionscoach.com  

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Jobless youths find Philly Future

Jobless youths find Philly Future | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Alley cleaning leads to good jobs at Streets Dept. Philly Future Track.
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Philadelphia's youth are gaining job-skill training and real-world work experience through City government. 

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ABC's Diane Sawyer Returns to Strawberry Mansion in Philadelphia, Finding New Reasons to Hope at What Was Considered One of the Most Dangerous High Schools in the U.S. - ABC News

ABC's Diane Sawyer Returns to Strawberry Mansion in Philadelphia, Finding New Reasons to Hope at What Was Considered One of the Most Dangerous High Schools in the U.S. - ABC News | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
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Philadelphia Community Calls For Unity In Fight To Stop Gun Violence - CBS Local

Philadelphia Community Calls For Unity In Fight To Stop Gun Violence - CBS Local | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Philadelphia Community Calls For Unity In Fight To Stop Gun Violence CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Concerned community members held hands and marched together in Southwest Philadelphia Saturday to demonstrate unity in the effort to stamp out gun...
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Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Hard proof that there's no relationship between housing vouchers and higher crime at the city level or in the suburbs.
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Despite What Developers Say, Philly Keeps Getting Less Dependent on Cars – Next City

Despite What Developers Say, Philly Keeps Getting Less Dependent on Cars – Next City | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Few cities have exemplified the trend away from auto-dependent lifestyles better than Philadelphia, even if some politicians and developers haven’t realized it.
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"Philly has the highest rate of bike commuting of the 10 largest U.S. cities"

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2013 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference | Center for Community Progress

The 2013 National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference September 9-11, 2013 in Philadelphia
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3 Ways Local Leaders Can Connect Cities for Growth

3 Ways Local Leaders Can Connect Cities for Growth | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
America’s cities must ensure that people are prepared for 21st century employment opportunities, that the places they live connect them to those opportunities, and that sufficient jobs are created so their income can grow.
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"America’s cities must ensure that people are prepared for 21st century employment opportunities, that the places they live connect them to those opportunities, and that sufficient jobs are created so their income can grow."

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DN Editorial: DOWN BY LAW: Big-time crime has dropped remarkably in Philly. Thank smart policing.

DN Editorial: DOWN BY LAW: Big-time crime has dropped remarkably in Philly. Thank smart policing. | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
THE STREETS of Philadelphia are less mean this year because of a major decline in crime, led by a decrease in the number of homicides.
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$18 Billion in Debt, Detroit Files for Bankruptcy – Next City

$18 Billion in Debt, Detroit Files for Bankruptcy – Next City | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy today. Next City reports on Detroit’s challenges and other cities that have faced similar issues.
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“An opportunity for a fresh start.” -Gov. Snyder



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Newark, NJ police issue new stop-and-frisk policy

Newark, NJ police issue new stop-and-frisk policy | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Newark Police Department says it will make many numerous details public about its stop and frisk practice, a policy change that a civil liberties group is hailing as one of the most transparent in the country.
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10 Ways to Love Where You Live, by Ross Chapin

10 Ways to Love Where You Live, by Ross Chapin | Community Engagement & Participation | Scoop.it
Community is not just for extroverts. For thousands of years, our ancestors lived in barrios, hamlets, neighborhoods, and villages.
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The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor. --Hubert Humphrey
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