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Building Blocks of Community Start with Guiding Principles

In preparation for our Rebuilding Community Annual Celebration and Fundraiser on Saturday, March 5th at 5 PM, we invite you to join in a conversation about how we can build a stronger community together.

Our mission at Third Place Commons is to foster and enrich real community in real space. But in an ongoing pandemic, when community is more physically distanced and fractured than ever before, how do we rebuild?

What are the building blocks of community?

There are, no doubt, as many answers to this question as there are people to answer it. We’ll be digging into this question all month and invite you to share your ideas as well.

While there are many building blocks to consider, we have to start somewhere, and at Third Place Commons, the work begins with guiding principles.

Building Block #1: Guiding Principles

To create a sense of community where everyone truly feels welcome, a set of shared principles can be a meaningful start. It doesn’t mean every individual agrees on every issue, but that the members of the community find common ground on which to build.

Our guiding principles are our organization’s core values, established to guide all the work that Third Place Commons does. These are:

  • Accessibility
  • Community
  • Inclusivity
  • Connection
  • Collaboration

What other guiding principles do you think are important when building community?

Share your thoughts with friends, start a dialogue, and bring your ideas to the conversation for the Rebuilding Community event on March 5th.

Click here to get more information on the Rebuilding Community Annual Celebration and Fundraiser featuring the extraordinary Eric Liu as guest speaker.

And get your tickets here to show your support for this vital community resource.