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Introducing myself and my journal: Community Weaving

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About Me:
I spearheaded a national movement "Community Weaving America" to re-engineer a social safetynet to foster a more caring, just and civil society. In the process a method for democratic reformation emerged as people and systems collaborated in an effort to save our children's future. I founded the Family Support Network, International an all volunteer organization that was started by a group of neighbors in 1993. Volunteers developed a web-based technology www.goodneighbors.net to re-weave the social fabric of community by connecting neighbors together to help one another and provide a system of support for the system itself. Community Weaving has been recognized as an exemplary model for poverty reduction, asset-based community building, and wrap-around services. I received my B.A. in Liberal Arts & Transformative Community Building from Antioch University, Seattle. I authored the Community Weaving chapter in The Change Handbook 2nd Edition. I've published articles on transformative community building, community organizing and volunteerism. Communities tap her expertise to develop innovative approaches to build and bridge social capital. I'm the recipient of the distinguished Jefferson Award (the mini-Nobel Prize for public service). I've been awarded the Excellence in Leadership Award and the Giraffe Award, for sticking my neck out. Most recently I was awarded the Daily Points of Light award for volunteerism. I believe the more resources we are among ourselves the more valuable a resource we become to our families, our communities and our world.

My Passions:
Empowering others to discover and live into their greatness

My Challenges:
The rapid pace is fragmenting relationships and creating a more isolated society.

My Vision for the Future:
The more resourcesful we are among ourselves, the more resourcesful we become to our families, our community and our world.

My Areas of Expertise:
Transformative Community Building, Mediation, Reconciliation, Peace-builder

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hello Cheryl, It’s so

Hello Cheryl,

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community. I encourage you to participate in the My Story Writing Opportunity for a chance to win $100 and be published in World Pulse Magazine. Learn more here: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/mystory

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

CherylHoney's picture

Thank you for your kindness

Nice meeting you Fatrima. It's good to be here. I did write a story and used the tag line as instructed. The story is entitled Weaving a New Safety Net for People Helping People. Take a peak and let me know what you think.

Now I need to figure out how to navigate this site so get to know you and your contribution to the common good.

Blessings always,
Cheryl

Hi Cheryl,

I just came across you page, and with your background in public service, I thought you might be interested in this opportunity in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Travel, accommodation, and meals are paid.

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2013

Here is the link: http://worldpulse.com/pulsewire/exchange/post/62087

Kind regards,

Jennifer
World Pulse Online Community Management Volunteer

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