Practicing the Small-Town Art of Participation

A new generation of young people is returning to rural areas to immerse themselves in community. Whitney Kimball Coe is one of them, and she recently shared her insights and personal experiences in this moving, hope-filled speech at the very first Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago – to an appreciative audience that included Barack and Michelle Obama. Continue reading

A Conversation with Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Naheed Nenshi was sworn in as Calgary’s 36th mayor in 2010, and became the first Muslim mayor of a large North American city. As a child of immigrant parents who moved to Canada from Tanzania, he knows first-hand the benefits of a society that provides opportunity and hope for all its citizens. He’s determined to make sure that the welcome and encouragement his family received is an ongoing reality for others. Continue reading