It Takes a Network.

By Kevin Zwick (Class XXV), CEO, The Housing Trust I’ve been working in affordable housing for my entire adult life. When you step back, it’s this really amazing miracle that happens with each development. It only happens because so many partners, and laws, and coalitions, and...

Don’t Get Up.

Suzanne St. John-Crane, ALF CEO Classic XXV / Urbanism XXXIV I treasure the opportunity to go through the class experience each year with our new Fellows. I can practice my “ALF skills” like mindfulness, the 4-player dialogue model and aikido approach to conflict resolution. (You can too...

Education In the Trump Era

By Nancy Poon Lue, Education XXXII Though I now live clear across the country from Washington D.C., I will never forget the years I had the honor of working at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration.  It was tough work with long hours and...

How has Social Media Changed Civic Engagement?

Andrea Faiss, Chief Operating Officer, ALF Silicon Valley Is social media a virtual public square in which people engage in a free and open exchange of ideas resulting in an improved democratic process? Is social media to blame for the tenor of the presidential campaign or was...

Remember.

Suzanne St. John-Crane, CEO, American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley, Class XXV / Urbanism XXXIV A couple of weeks ago I was at the ALF National Board Meeting in Houston. A colleague welcomed us into her home for a fabulous dinner and conversation. While our board socialized,...