Bowling Alone by Dr. Robert Putnam presents important evidence about the importance of civic engagement and community involvement for everyone living here. It relates to all of our clients (and us, too) rather than to any one resettlement population, as have all of our previous Friday Features.
It’s easy for us all to get lost in the daily work of helping our clients start their lives here with all the basic needs and job market skills that entails. Those are critical building blocks for their long term integration, success and sense of belonging in their new home.
This book explores the social bonds that make that possible for all of us.
(Every Friday we highlight one entertainment option related to our clients or some aspect of our work to help you celebrate the weekend and possibly recommend to employers and other community supporters in the following week.)