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How To Build Community

posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:38 PM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 8:16 PM ]



The following was found at a local community center, and as such, was thought to be something that should be shared with the residents of Riverbend.

This is what WIKIPEDIA has to say about the word and meaning of "community":

A community is a small or large social unit (a group of people) who have something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity. 

Communities often share a sense of place that is situated in a given geographical area (e.g. a country, village, town, or neighborhood) or in virtual space through communication platforms. 

Durable relations that extend beyond immediate genealogical ties also define a sense of community. People tend to define those social ties as important to their identity, practice, and roles in social institutions like family, home, work, government, society, or humanity, at large.

Although communities are usually small relative to personal social ties (micro-level), "community" may also refer to large group affiliations (or macro-level), such as national communities, international communities, and virtual communities.



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