"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Location: Greensboro, NC


synerG, under the umbrella of Action Greensboro, is an active organization of young adults who lead initiatives with the mission to attract, engage and connect young professionals to Greensboro, North Carolina.

Through our projects, synerG promotes social and professional networking, leadership opportunities and serves as a clearinghouse for information for young adults in the 21-39 year-old age demographic. synerG values the creation of opportunities and atmospheres that promote connectedness, diversity/inclusiveness and accessibility.

In 2001, Action Greensboro commissioned the McKinsey Report on the state of economic growth in Greensboro. One strong finding was that Greensboro had been seeing a decline in numbers of 18- to 34-year-olds in the past decade.

During the same time period, Raleigh and Charlotte had been able to attract young people from outside their county lines, increasing their absolute number of young residents and bucking the national trend toward an aging population. With this challenge, Action Greensboro created synerG.

Since 2001, synerG has evolved from developing projects like the installation of WIFI on South Elm Street and in Center City Park to program based initiatives with the goal of advancing leadership opportunities, voice, and quality of life for all young professionals in the Greensboro community.

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