Kettering studies the nature of the work citizens do when they join together to take responsibility for both community problems and the way the community makes decisions about those problems. It also studies opportunities for public work in leadership programs and community medicine projects
The Nature of Community Work
American democracy is based on Thomas Jefferson’s premise that the big republic rests on a foundation of little republics — communities and local governments.
Community Politics Workshops
Community politics is about citizens joining together to take responsibility for both community problems and the ways the community makes decisions about those problems.
Citizens and Community Problems
Communities of every size and type face similar problems.
If communities are to become full of leaders, citizens must join together to bring their skills and knowledge to bear on the problems that confront them.
An increasing number of projects around the county are attempting to make use of public deliberation to address health-care issues both large and small.