Creating Welcoming Communities
February 6, 2020
By GLADYS GODINEZ
Community Organizer and
Center for Rural Affairs
Across rural America, demographics are changing, and community leaders are redefining what makes their small towns successful and vibrant.
Traditionally, a prosperous community is defined as economically viable, with enough housing and employment. Now, prosperous also includes having a welcoming and inclusive community.
To foster a spirit of welcoming, communities can start with civity. Civity is the idea of purposefully engaging in relationships of respect and empathy with others who are...