For the past several years I have had the pleasure to work with folks in Louisville Kentucky on the cultivation of a new people’s network for change in that City. The Network Center for Community Change (NC3) is the new name of the group that is leading the network development of the Annie E Casey Foundation sponsored Making Connections. Today the Network has over 3,000 members.
Over the past two days I was with the folks from NC3 to do some strategic planning for the Network. At the beginning of our session I caught some of the groups reflections on “the Power of the Network.” Anthony Smith, Dana Jackson, Jennie Jean Davidson, Rev. Alex Shanklin, Level White, Luckett Davidson, Tonia Nolden, Akeesha, Jane Walsh and others share some of the reasons that they are “drawn to the network-organizing approach.”