March 29, 2019
“Everybody says rural America is collapsing. But I keep going to places with more moral coherence and social commitment than we have in booming urban areas. These visits prompt the same question: How can we spread the civic mind-set they have in abundance?”
That’s just one of the many observations New York Times columnist David Brooks made after spending 72 hours in Greater Nebraska. In furtherance of Weave: The Social Fabric Project, Brooks and a team from the Aspen Institute are touring communities across the country to better understand our society and the elements that make for a strong community.
Brooks spent time in McCook and Nebraska City in addition to interacting with three dozen volunteer NCF affiliated fund leaders from Albion, Bertrand, Byron, Columbus, David City, Grand Island, Grant, Imperial, McCook, Nebraska City, Ogallala, Ord, Paxton, Red Cloud, and Taylor.