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Community Spaces as a Cultural Catalyst

To invest in local culture, a connection is needed with the people whose experiences create the culture. That is why it is essential to have community spaces that facilitate both connection and experience. These hubs serve as drivers for collaboration and social activity, and in their understanding lies a blueprint for nurturing an active, vibrant culture. Culture becomes tangible when people have places to gather, create, and live. Spud Marshall, author of “Designing Creative Communities,” states that "One of the most important roles of a community builder is to create the conditions where others can dream about what's possible.” When the prospects of an environment are illuminated for the public, people can explore the extent of their individual and collective...

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Community Event: Dream City Convos | Oct. '23

Bodies slowly trickled in to a soundtrack of chill vibes. Black and Brown faces from creative spheres, entrepreneurial spaces, and activist backgrounds gathered to discuss the issues relevant to their community - and explore how they might be fixed. Community improvement requires community engagement, and the people were more than eager to build a vision for the future of The Field. Check the gallery after the jump.  

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Partnership: Cindelle's Bookstore

In the heart of Plainfield, NJ, reading is taking center stage as Cindelle's Bookstore and Good Soil join hands to promote a love for books and lifelong learning. With a shared vision of enriching the community of Plainfield, this partnership sets its sights on fostering a culture around literacy that resonates with the people. Literacy is more than just the ability to read; it is a gateway to knowledge, imagination, and empowerment. Cindelle's Bookstore, founded by Cindelle Harris-Blackmon, M.A., provides an online bookshop experience that meets people where they are. For those looking for more direct access, they also have multiple little libraries around The City of Plainfield.Cindelle envisions a community bookstore that provides space for connection and experience, both online and in-person. Not only...

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