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Lessons in Centering Community

Full Frame Initiative was joined by Angela Cochran, Ohio START Caseworker in Trumbull County, Ohio and Mike Kenney with the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), who shared about their two-and-a-half-year journey toward centering community and co-creating a framework that is led by those most impacted.

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FFI + City of Cleveland

Learn how we partnered with the City of Cleveland to transform its approach to development projects by implementing our Wellbeing Insights, Assets & Tradeoffs Tool (WIATT) to prioritize wellbeing and equity.

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Cleveland Charts a New Path for How Residents & City Officials Undertake Development Projects

In Cleveland, Ohio, our work with government officials and residents offers a model for putting wellbeing at the center of how we design our cities.

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Changing the Narrative on Youth Justice

In early 2024, FFI Senior Fellow Phyllis Becker was joined by Henry A.J. Ramos and Gladys Carrión, two leaders who are transforming both the narratives that shape perceptions of crime and the systemic responses. Tune into their conversation as they shift the narrative on youth justice to highlight solutions that center wellbeing.

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OP-ED: Transforming New London starts by changing how we see ourselves

Mayor Michael Passero writes about the impact of the city of New London's partnership with FFI. Together, we're shifting how leaders and residents see their roles in building a city where everyone has a fair shot at wellbeing.

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The Importance of Creating and Sustaining Organizational Wellbeing

FFI Senior Fellow Phyllis Becker contributes as co-author in a recent position paper from the Council for Juvenile Justice Administrators about how to apply to a wellbeing framework to juvenile justice.

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Planning for Wellbeing Can Transform the Planner — and the Practice

Senchel Matthews, FFI's associate director of built environment, writes about how the planning community can repair harms of the past to create a more just future in an article for Planning Magazine.

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We Have to Talk About Stripping

In an article for Medium, FFI Founder and CEO Katya Fels Smyth shares a new name for an enduring phenomenon: wellbeing stripping. Because it's not just financial assets that are often drained from communities that can least afford it, as part of major development or public good projects.

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More Policing Won’t Solve Youth Crime

FFI Senior Fellow Phyllis Becker, and Henry A. J. Ramos of The New School Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy explore how centering youth, families and communities creates more sustainable responses to crime.

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Why Philanthropy Needs a Community Bill of Rights

The Fund for Shared Insight invited the Full Frame Initiative to share the Community Bill of Rights and Centering Community Self-Assessment Tool as integral resources for philanthropic organizations.

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How to Unlock New Solutions by Centering Community

Traditional community engagement tools like surveys and focus groups can unintentionally harm communities. It's time to shift from community engagement to centering community. Watch our video to learn how.

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The Intersection of Built Environment, Land Use and Wellbeing: Q&A with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

Watch the recording of our conversation with Wellbeing Blueprint signer Elka Gotfryd,

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