Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Four things we can do to increase social capital

Robert Putnam and his colleagues founded the Saguaro Seminar to focus on expanding our knowledge about levels of trust and on strategies to increase community engagement. and strategies and efforts to increase this engagement.

We build social capital by creating new ties and strengthening old ones. -- The new ties may be formal, like a club, association, or civic institution, or informal, like a group of friends talking or colleagues collaborating. There is no limit to the number of specific pathways to social capital creation http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/saguaro/faqs.htm

The following four strategies serve as our starting place at the NY Center. We hope you'll participate with us.

  • SPREAD THE WORD - talk with each other, our staff, family, volunteers, and friends. After all, action starts with awareness.

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