Working together with our global network to ensure the children and youth of our cities have the tools, relationships, and resources to thrive.
Researching, accelerating, and scaling innovative approaches to our cities’ most vexing challenges.
Offering tools and venues for people of faith and people of good will to engage in meaning-making conversations through civil discourse.
Tackling systemic racial and gender inequities by building pipelines and networks of diverse leaders.
What book, movie, quote, or tv show has most shaped your understanding of leadership or the city?
A quote that has shaped my understanding of leadership and the city is, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”
While the amount of work there is to do to transform cities is great, this quote reminds me that we are freed from having to complete it all, though our obligation to continue remains. We may never see a huge transformation in our lifetime. The work stretches far beyond us. However, this does not make our acts of faithfulness in the day to day less significant, no matter how small they may seem.