Unleashing the Positive Energy in Our Communities
Americans by nature are doers. Amid the acrimony and divisiveness gripping our public life and politics today, people want to build things together and be part of something larger than themselves. This just isn’t my observation after spending more than 30 years working with concerned citizens to help pass school tax issues. It also is something that Rich Hardwood talks about in his new book, Unleashed: A Proven Way Communities Can Spread Change and Make Hope Real for All. Rich, who has devoted his career to revitalizing our nation’s hardest hit communities, explains that “no one leader, no single organization or group, and no individual citizen can tackle these problems alone.” Instead, we must unleash the positive energy of the “doers” throughout our communities who are looking for opportunities to step up and make a difference.