Founders

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."

- Warren Bennis

Founders are people who gather their neighbors together to seek the common good of their neighborhood. If you want to make a positive difference in your neighborhood and can imagine standing up, taking the initiative, and calling some neighbors together … then consider what it would look like to be a founder within the Hopeful Neighborhood Network. You can start by taking the pledge to Discover Your Gifts and the gifts in your unique neighborhood.

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“Founders are like their neighbors in most ways: they live in the neighborhood; they have regular jobs; they don’t have formal training in community development or organizing. What makes a founder stand out is simply their willingness to take the initiative.”
The Hopeful Neighborhood Field Guide