In the photo, that’s me, Candace, on the left working with a great group of college leaders.
Having served as a dean of students at Rochester University for over 15 years, I had a dream that was motivated by a desire to give college students a real experience of what it would look like to intentionally practice being good neighbors. The art of community or even neighborliness seemed lost in our culture. This Community-Living Project that I was imagining would have included community-living in a diverse neighborhood situated close to schools and full of opportunities, where a family and a committed group of college students would seek to create ways to be good neighbors. That was 2006 and the well intentioned program never got off the ground.
In 2007 I transitioned from