Rich Harwood in the Vindicator following Youngstown Tour Stop

Speaker Harwood: Believe in Yourselves
By Sean Barron

YOUNGSTOWN - Feb 13, 2013

A key factor in positively transforming communities is for people to engender a belief in themselves so they’re better poised to look more outward, an author and an authority on community improvement contends.

“We need to restore our belief in ourselves that we can get things done together,” Richard C. Harwood, founder and president of the Bethesda, Md.-based Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, said during his presentation Tuesday to about 150 community activists, agency heads and others at the main branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Ave.

Harwood’s appearance kicked off the 2013 National Work of Hope Tour, a 15-month campaign his organization is conducting that will visit 20 to 25 communities...Read More