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It’s a tough time to be a boy. In the not-so-distant past, gender roles in society were well defined: Men were expected to be the decision-makers, the breadwinners, and the leaders. Society has undergone a seismic shift since... Read More
Gender roles in leadership are a critical issue today — it’s why we devoted both the Spring 2013 and this issue of Community Vitality to the topic. We turned to our readers, people on the front lines of community leadership, to ... Read More
Author Anne Doyle thinks the United States has a problem. This country is home to the largest critical mass of educated, accomplished and politically active women in the world. So what’s the problem? America has plenty of women ... Read More
As the the Ford Institute for Community Building looks ahead to the next 20 years, what it hopes to see are increasingly vital communities spread across rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. Experience suggests that capable... Read More
For the past few years, I have been privileged to volunteer as a board member for a large, local nonprofit organization. The organization is complex and provides services that are an essential component of the surrounding community’s... Read More
When I was a younger mother (a long time ago), I was worried about my 15-year-old son. He was defiant and frequently angry (usually at his dad). He was a marginal performer at school and lacked motivation to do much of anything. I... Read More