Pages Categorized: Civics Works

The Four Phases of Mentorship

Adapted from http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/mpp These resources are designed for current peer mentors or staff, faculty, or students who are running or developing mentoring programs. Mentorship is a learning relationship between two or more people, and it typically follows four phases:

Identity Politics Run Amok

Source: The New York Times By David Brooks Once, I seem to recall, we had philosophical and ideological differences. Once, politics was a debate between liberals and conservatives, between different views of government, different views on values and America’s role in the world. But this year, it seems, everything has been stripped down to the… Read more »

Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart – George Monbiot

Source: The Guardian Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions. It’s time to ask where we are heading and why What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike… Read more »

The Value of Silence

Source: The Aspen Institute The Aspen Institute New Voices Fellowship is a groundbreaking initiative designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion. Fellows engage in a year-long communications and media development program. Below is just one of their stories. New Voices Fellow Sisonke Msimang has always been a… Read more »

From Resilience to Engagement

Resilience is one of those words that we collectively hear but don’t necessarily collectively understand. It is part of a greater package of terms like good, just, free, democratic, and so on. Our last CCMW Youth Project focused on individual and community resilience and after two years, we built an on-the-ground definition of resilience that is relevant to those doing grassroots work…. Read more »

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