Purpose-Driven Engagement

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At the foundation of Community 3.0 is the concept of individual and community well-being. Our goal as a society must be to improve the human condition of all our fellow citizens, no matter what their socioeconomic level. The Front Porch network orbits around this.

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Community Solutions and Situational Leadership

Each business or Front Porch will sponsor community Solutions as part of their involvement in the Community 3.0 network. These Solutions are designed to fix the problems and take advantage of the opportunities in your community that too often are left unaddressed by our traditional institutions. They can range from organizing a cleanup effort, to fixing a playground, to even spearheading a high school mentoring or apprentice program. By being a 3.0 Member, you can become involved with whatever Solution fits your strengths and fits your desires. Community 3.0 transforms our businesses into ones that you would be ashamed NOT to do business with … something no box store or chain store can compete with. And anchoring these Solutions will not be the traditional civic institutions, but rather peer leaders in your community. These are the real leaders; ones with a vested interest and a passion in the project they will insert themselves in. This the phenomenon of Situational Leadership, the leadership that is rooted in our streets, not the ivory towers.

These Front Porch based Solutions will work hand-in-hand with the Community 3.0 philosophy of engagement being the remedy to our society’s ills and opportunities. Through involvement in these volunteer activities, petty ideological divides can be bridged and ignorance of those different of us will be replaced by empathy and situational collaboration. It’s hard to be working next to someone on a common goal – say restoring the school grounds where both your kids go … and not feel a kinship with that person that transcends political ideology.

The common thread that will be highlighted throughout these Solutions is environmental restoration and climate change intervention; and how it can impact our health both today and in the future. While national and even international government action (or inaction) receives all the attention – it’s here in our communities where the real change must happen. The 3.0 Front Porch network must lead the efforts directly through volunteer action, and indirectly through pressure on those we elect to positions of traditional institutional power.

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