Communities in Action
Over eight years and 50 films, we have listened, learned, and laid a foundation for action.
Our films share powerful stories about communities that have embraced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of Beloved Community.
One film partner has raised over $1 Million dollars using the film we produced.
A recent gathering brought together a volunteer who helped write a grant for their work. It was successful!
One Thriving Communities Gathering inspired three new organizations within that community.
Beloved communities abound and we have connected 5 in different states.
We have opened film possibilities with youth as they produced films about their communities. Three of those students have gone on to become filmmakers.
One series of films and discussions at a gathering introduced small gardens behind a library that provided food to the community.
Thriving Communities partnered with an organization to produce a gathering that inspired others in that community.
Cross-country connections occurred when a unique community gardening concept moved from one community to another 1000 miles away.
Community land trusts have been a focus of our work and we have opened discussions with many communities about the possibilities today.