Sometimes, we need more conveners: A community partner profile

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health Think of her as the ultimate “convener” — bringing large numbers of people together to problem-solve issues that try to tear communities apart. Issues like violence. A former community organizer specializing in “collective impact”, Serena Muhammad, director of strategic initiatives for MHB (formerly […]

Why Neighborhoods Matter: Examining Fatal Interactions Between Police and Men of Color

This article originally appeared in the Source and is reprinted here with permission.  The police shooting earlier this month of Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s Sacramento backyard has renewed protests over officer-involved deaths of unarmed black men, but research led by Washington University in St. Louis suggests young Hispanic men may face an even greater risk of […]

Child abuse (Links to an external site)

What should you do to try to better recognize signs of abuse in your neighborhood? The bottom line: If you think a child is in danger or is being hurt, call a hotline, says a child abuse expert at Washington University in St. Louis. Read the full article…