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Daily Resource Highlight - 8/09/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 09, 2021

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

August 2, 2021 - Are You a Leader? There Are Many Paths to Leadership

What is a leader? I’m asking honestly, because the more I think about it, the more I think it’s a very ambiguous term. I just found one dictionary definition that says “a person who leads,” which….is very unhelpful. Next you’re going to tell me that a follower is “a person who follows”!

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Daily Resource Highlight - 8/02/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 02, 2021

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

July 25, 2021 - Civic Spirit Wants to Support Faith-Based Educators

My brain is a jukebox. When I sat down to write this newsletter, George Michael’s “You’ve Gotta Have Faith” started playing in my head, and now I cannot get it to stop. I sincerely apologize if it’s stuck in your head now, too.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 7/26/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 26, 2021

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7/19/2021 - Junior State of America Wants to Empower Women This Summer

Notwithstanding Beyonce’s catchy song, women in the United States hold substantially fewer positions of power than men. Women hold just over one-quarter of all seats in Congress and federal judgeships. And as you are no doubt aware, we have never had a female President or Vice President before the current administration.

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Daily Resource Highlight 7/19/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 19, 2021

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7/13/2021 - These Award-Winning Cities Are Raising the Bar for Community Engagement

The United States is a large nation, in terms of both size and population. This has led to the creation of thousands of communities, providing countless opportunities for local leaders / residents to innovate and collaborate in exciting ways.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 7/12/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 12, 2021

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7/06/2021 - Citizen University Asks “Do You Have Faith in Our Democracy?”

I am not very religious. I self-identify as Jewish, but I don’t belong to a synagogue and I rarely go to services. But being “Jewish” is still a core part of my identity, and that’s -- in part -- because I love being part of the Jewish community. I feel connected to other members of “The Tribe,” and have a strong sense of belonging and togetherness when I celebrate the High Holy Days with my family.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 7/6/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on July 06, 2021

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6/29/2021 - The Big Apple Gets its First Taste of Ranked Choice Voting

My best friend was born and raised in New York City, which means that all of our conversations about reform inevitably become about how the reform would impact NYC. He believes that the universe revolves around his hometown, and he’s unapologetic about that belief.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 6/21/2021

Posted by Michelle Dickson on June 21, 2021

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6/14/2021 - Helping Gov’t Do Its Job; Making Sure Gov’t Does Its Job 

The Bridge Alliance is a diverse network of organizations and community leaders. People talk about government “insiders” and “outsiders,” and the Bridge Alliance has both. That’s because we firmly believe that healthy self-governance requires us to hold elected and appointed officials accountable as well as support them in their work and provide them with the best resources possible.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 6/14/2021

Posted by Michelle Dickson on June 14, 2021

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

06/07/2021 - This Weekend, Help Depolarize America with Katie Couric 

America Talks (AT) is launching this weekend (June 12th & 13th) with help from Katie Couric and the National Institute for Civil Discourse. AT will lead directly into the National Week of Conversation (NWOC), where literally hundreds of organizations -- including a number of Bridge Alliance member organizations -- are hosting hundreds of events.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 6/07/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on June 07, 2021

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6/01/2021 - Business Can Help Depolarize America, And It Has To

American businesses and the American government have a symbiotic relationship. American business needs a functional government that can set and enforce the laws, and our government needs businesses to power the economy and generate revenue / jobs. In our capitalist democratic republic, one cannot exist without the other.

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Daily Resource Highlight - 6/01/2021

Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on June 01, 2021

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

5/25/2021 - AfP is Teaching How to Turn Down the Partisan Temperature

When I was in law school, I chose to live in a house with two other law students -- both of whom I disagreed with on politics and policy. When we argued about such topics, I often felt myself getting frustrated and raising my voice. Nevertheless, there was a baseline of respect among us that kept our conversations civil.

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