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Part 3 - BUILDING COMMUNITY

Part 3
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BUILDING COMMUNITY
Communities exist in a variety of forms, from regional organizations to business teams and from neighborhoods to individual families. But just what makes a community successful?
Although regional organizations often form to tackle big issues such as civic, educational, or environmental dilemmas, women I spoke with pointed out that the success of these communities relies not just on correcting a specific problem but on the commitment and confidence among members that their actions will make a difference in the community as a whole. And although business teams generally come together to achieve a common business goal, many women feel that the non-work-related activities—having off-site lunches, volunteering together in a soup kitchen, or perhaps meeting after work for a drink—build true community in these groups. Within neighborhoods, tight-knit communities often spring up among mothers with like-aged children, or t....

  

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