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Hope Is At Our Front Door

POSTED ON April 4, 2020

By Carlo M. Cuesta In the middle of the night my cousin Michele posted on Facebook how she was having another sleepless night. Out of the darkness came a soft and kind reply from our friend, Donna, who we both grew up with. She sympathized and then offered a meditation app that was helping her […]

By Carlo M. Cuesta Early in my career I was a theater director. My approach was to be as collaborative as possible while still conveying my vision about the play. I had a picture in my mind’s eye of how it would all go, like a film running inside my head. My job, as director, […]

How do we ask a community what it needs? By recognizing our individual assumptions and biases as well as letting go of what we think are the answers. We need to bring ourselves and our… Respect for each individual’s experience Recognition of strengths and assets Empathy for struggles and triumphs Awareness of differing power dynamics […]

What Makes a Great Board Member? One who sees the life of the organization within the life of the community. Great board members seek to answer these questions… What are the needs of the community? Which of these needs is our mission best positioned to address? What is the change that we imagine creating? What […]