Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history.
Upon announcing the 5th-ever round of finalists in the annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, today BCLC founder and executive director called American cities "hotbeds of social and environmental innovation."
Last week I attended an event at the White House focused on the Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) initiative that the Obama administration launched in July 2011. The program is a customized pilot initiative to strengthen local capacity and spark economic growth in local communities.
Half a world away from where I sit today, 70% of the population lives in poverty in Nigeria’s nine-state Niger Delta region. Of the 30 million people who live in this mostly rural area, 62% are younger than age 30.
This article first appeared on Mashable and I'm sharing it here because the business leaders we work with are always interested in effective ways to engage with local officials to solve community challenges.
[Editor's Note: On February 10th BCLC executive director Stephen Jordan and AccountAbility director Steve Rochlin will cover this topic during the next "Conversations with Stephen" discussion.
By Sara Scheller, BCLC
I recently interviewed Faith Frank, President of the AXA Foundation about AXA Achievement, the foundation's program to offer college access and advice to prospective students and their families.
One in six Americans live in so-called “food insecure” homes. That means one in six Americans is seriously hungry, likely under-nourished or malnourished, and doesn’t know when they’ll have their next meal.