3.Start a Human Library

  The Human Library creates an opportunity to break down prejudices and encourage understanding through interaction and humor.  Through this very basic and positive approach, visitors to a Human Library can speak informally with “people on loan”.  In order to develop understanding and dissolve barriers, it is necessary to have a diverse “people on loan” group….

2.Use Artifacts from Drewry’s Site for Park

Muessel Grove Park is much like any other South Bend park: active recreation components like playgrounds and ball courts, canopy trees, and lots of lawn.  Adjacent to that park, is the former Drewry’s Brewery property that is rapidly being torn down after years of decline. One way to set apart Muessel Grove Park from the rest…

1. Support Existing Capacity

Problem solving public sector issues involves a number of variables, both known and unknown, that complicate efficacy of the implementation and perception of the outcome. Often, the formula presented to the community, either by policymakers or consultants or anyone involved in the administration, highlights a problem with a proposed solution. Debates ensue, especially if the…