Join us in extending a warm welcome to founder Cheryl Honey,  who specializes in designing innovative community building strategies.  These strategies increase community capacity and engage citizens to work together in order to improve quality of life while creating a more civil society.

8-10a PDT | 11a-1p EDT | 3-5p GMT
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In this week's Vital Conversation, Cheryl will speak to some of the following concerns:

  • Why we might not ask for help when we need it.
  • Why we might not offer help when we see a need.
  • How might we breakdown the veil to knowing our neighbors better?

She will share her inspirational stories of caring between neighbors, of when people's gifts come together to support others' needs.

Cheryl is a valuable resource to state and federal agencies, organizations, communities, schools and faith-based organizations that are developing programs in volunteer recruitment, leadership development, civic engagement, prevention and community mobilization initiatives.

Cheryl’s motivation for starting Community Weaving was to create a safe place for people to find support and feel nurtured.  Her question at the time was,"Can we weave a system of support so we can help one another?"   She believes everyone is able to learn and grow, but needs a system of support and access to low/no cost resources.

Community Weaving responds to these concerns by syncing with existing community infrastructures to build and bridge social capital and weave people and systems together into a whole, community network that is responsive and adaptive to change.

Givers and receivers are viewed as equals, without blame or judgment.  Whoever shows up are the right people.  Everyone has a purpose and a place to belong in the “process” of Community Weaving.  The evolution and practice of Community Weaving aligns with the theory and practice of Open Space on a community-wide scale.

What does it mean to be a good neighbor? 
Relate an experience of being or having a good neighbor. 
What gifts/skills/resources would be willing to share with your neighbors? 
What requests or needs do you have?  

Invitation Into Action:  Sign up as a good neighbor on within the Occupy Cafe good neighbor group on  Use the group ID "CWOC" to do this.


Start weaving your own good neighbor network locally.  

Cheryl will provide a one hour teleclass to walk you through the specifics of starting your own group in the Community Weaving network.  Join Cheryl on Thursday, August 30th, at 10am PT / 1pm ET.

Click here to sign up and receive your call-in information.


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Missed both opportunities, but thanks for all this, Cheryl.


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