Why are you here? is a common and reasonable question for outsiders entering a community to provide help and support. Indeed, outsiders engaging in community-based initiatives tend to have very little real “skin in the game” in part because they go home each day to a different community. They can also lack deep community context and the credibility that comes from a proven investment of time, talent and resources. In this context, good intentions are simply not good enough for having a positive impact.
Learn about how the Strong Cincinnati initiative is approaching neighborhood-based community change here.